Microciona

Microciona

[mahy-kruh-sahy-uh-nuh]
noun
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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