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a.1.Somewhat spongy; spongelike; full of small cavities like sponge; as, spongious bones.
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Newly formed tissue is transparent and spongiose. An average thickness of periosteum in animals of the control group is 1.5 times more than that in the area of the diaphysis.
Exoskeleton of head region encased with small plates and platelets, partly possibly with tesserae; trunk and tail covered with tesserae and scales; upper layer of tubercles or elongate dentine ridges of fine dentine tubules arranged in bunches; dentine and pulp canals wide; middle and lower (basal) layers of spongiose aspidine; vascular canals either vertically or horizontally stretched.
Effects of silicate-supplemented seawater on the longevity and weight gain of spongiose radiolarians.