sponge genus

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Noun1.sponge genus - a genus of Porifera
phylum Porifera, Porifera - coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges
Euplectella, genus Euplectella - a genus of Hyalospongiae
genus - (biology) taxonomic group containing one or more species
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Iouea is the shortest word with all five vowels and the shortest four-syllable word, but it was coined to be such by the wordsmith zoologist who named this sponge genus (Wiktionary).
In "IOUEA: A Cretaceous Coup" in the November 1993 Word Ways, Susan Thorpe reported her discovery of IOUEA, the name of a fossil sponge genus in The Encyclopedia of Paleontology (1979), written by Rhodes Fairbridge and David Jablonski.