madreporal

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madrepore (ˌmædrɪˈpɔː)
 
n
any coral of the genus Madrepora, many of which occur in tropical seas and form large coral reefs: order Zoantharia
 
[C18: via French from Italian madrepora mother-stone, from madre mother + -pora, from Latin porus or Greek poros calcareous stone, stalactite]
 
madre'poral
 
adj
 
madreporic
 
adj
 
madreporitic
 
adj
 
madre'porian
 
adj

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