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phy·lum porifer·a

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  1. Porifera, phylum Poriferanoun

    coextensive with the subkingdom Parazoa: sponges


  1. phylum porifera

    Phylum Porifera, also known as sponges, is a group of simple multicellular organisms that lack true tissues and organs, but have specialized cells for performing different functions. They are primarily marine animals, but some species exist in freshwater environments. Porifera are characterized by a porous structure, with bodies full of pores and channels allowing water to circulate through them, hence the name 'Porifera', which means 'pore-bearer' in Latin. These pores are used for feeding, respiration, and excretion. The phylum is believed to be a significant part of oldest animal fossils, indicating its existence for hundreds of millions of years.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of phylum porifera in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of phylum porifera in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3


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