silicoidea

Silicoidea

Sil`i*coi"de*a\, n. pl. [NL. See Silex, and -oid.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive order of Porifera, which includes those that have the skeleton composed mainly of siliceous fibers or spicules.
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