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spongin

[spuhn-jin] /ˈspʌn dʒɪn/
noun
1.
a scleroprotein occurring in the form of fibers that form the skeleton of certain sponges.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70; sponge + -in2
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  • These are characterized by skeletons composed of an organic substance called spongin.
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spongin

/ˈspʌndʒɪn/
noun
1.
a fibrous horny protein that forms the skeletal framework of the bath sponge and related sponges
Word Origin
C19: from German, from Latin spongiasponge + -in
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