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Microciona

[mahy-kruh-sahy-uh-nuh] /ˌmaɪ krəˈsaɪ ə nə/
noun
1.
a genus of bright-red sponges of the Atlantic coasts of North America and Europe, used in experiments on the dissociation and reintegration of sponge cells.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek mīkro- micro- + kíōn column + Neo-Latin -a -a2
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