SYN: spongy.

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spon·gi·form 'spən-ji-.fȯrm adj of, relating to, or being a degenerative disease which causes the brain tissue to have a porous structure like that of a sponge <\spongiform lesions>

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spon·gi·form (spunґjĭ-form) resembling a sponge.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Spongiform — Spon gi*form (sp[u^]n j[i^]*f[^o]rm), a. Resembling a sponge; soft and porous; porous. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • spongiform — resembling a sponge, 1805, from L. spongia sponge + forma form, shape (see FORM (Cf. form)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • spongiform — adj. [L. spongia, sponge; forma, form] Sponge like; soft and porous …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • spongiform — /spun jeuh fawrm /, adj. resembling a sponge, as in appearance or structure. [1815 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • spongiform — adjective Like a sponge, porous, full of holes …   Wiktionary

  • spongiform — spon|gi|fọrm 〈[spɔŋ ] Adj.〉 schwammförmig [→ Spongia] …   Universal-Lexikon

  • spongiform — spon|gi|fọrm 〈[spɔŋ ] Adj.〉 schwammförmig [Etym.: → Spongia] …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Spongiform — Spon|gi|form <zu ↑...form> schwammförmig (bes. Tiermed.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • spongiform — [ spʌndʒɪfɔ:m] adjective chiefly Veterinary Medicine having, relating to, or denoting a porous structure or consistency resembling that of a sponge …   English new terms dictionary

  • spongiform — spon·gi·form …   English syllables

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