The pinacoderm is the outer most layer of cells (pinacocytes) surrounding the body of organisms belonging to the phylum Porifera (sponges), equivalent to the epidermis in other organisms. ==Structure== The pinacocytes (a type of cells) that form pinacoderm are on the external surface of the sponge body and are characterized as an epithelial layer ...
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(from the article `sponge`) Pinacocytes form the pinacoderm, a single cell layer found on the body surface and lining the canals. Various types of pinacocytes ...
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