madrepora

Madrepora

Mad`re*po"ra\, n. [NL. See Madre?ore.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of reef corals abundant in tropical seas. It includes than one hundred and fifty species, most of which are elegantly branched. -- Mad`re*po"ral, a.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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