millepore

millepore

[mil-uh-pawr, -pohr]
noun
a coralline hydrozoan of the genus Millepora, having a smooth calcareous surface with many perforations.

Origin:
1745–55; < Neo-Latin millepora, equivalent to mille thousand + -pora passage; see pore2

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millepore (ˈmɪlɪˌpɔː)
 
n
any tropical colonial coral-like medusoid hydrozoan of the order Milleporina, esp of the genus Millepora, having a calcareous skeleton
 
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin mille thousand + porus hole]

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