Spongoblast Spon"go*blast (sp[o^][ng]"g[-o]*bl[a^]st), n. [Gr. spo`ggos sponge + -blast.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the cells which, in sponges, secrete the spongin, or the material of the horny fibers. [1913 Webster]

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  • spongoblast — spon·go·blast …   English syllables

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  • spongioblast — noun any of various columnar epithelial cells in the central nervous system that develop into neuroglia • Hypernyms: ↑columnar cell, ↑columnar epithelial cell * * * ˈspənjēōˌblast, ˈspän noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary… …   Useful english dictionary

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