Adjective "spongiform" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈspʌndʒɪfɔːm/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having or denoting a porous structure or consistency resembling that of a sponge.
  1. 'Bovine spongiform encephalopathy, known as mad cow disease, surfaced in the UK in 1986 and has affected nearly 200,000 cattle.'
  2. 'Later, more flock members tested positive for the disease - also known as ovine transmissible spongiform encephalopathy - and, by law, had to be destroyed.'
  3. 'I've been reading up on Bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE or commonly mad cow disease).'

Definitions

1. resembling a sponge, as in appearance or structure.

More examples(as adjective)

"encephalopathies can be spongiform."

"scares can be spongiform."

"encephalopothies can be spongiform."

"encephalitises can be spongiform."

"infections can be spongiform."

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