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micropore

[mahy-kruh-pawr, -pohr] /ˈmaɪ krəˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr/
noun
1.
a tiny opening, as in specialized biological filters or in the shells of some animals.
Origin of micropore
1880-1885
1880-85; micro- + pore2
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