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Choanoderm vs. Pinacoderm — What's the Difference?

Choanoderm vs. Pinacoderm

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The choanoderm is a type of cell layer composed of flagellated collar cells, or choanocytes, found in sponges. The sponge body is mostly a connective tissue; the mesohyl, over which are applied epithelioid monolayers of cells, the outer pinacoderm and the inner choanoderm.
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The pinacoderm is the outermost layer of body cells (pinacocytes) of organisms of the phylum Porifera (sponges), equivalent to the epidermis in other animals.
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The inner part of a sponge's mesohyl, composed of choanocytes
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The outermost layer of cells (pinacocytes) in the phylum Porifera (sponges), equivalent to the epidermis, and characterized as an epithelial layer of flattened cells.
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