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millepore

[mil-uh-pawr, -pohr] /ˈmɪl əˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr/
noun
1.
a coralline hydrozoan of the genus Millepora, having a smooth calcareous surface with many perforations.
Origin
1745-1755
1745-55; < Neo-Latin millepora, equivalent to mille thousand + -pora passage; see pore2
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millepore

/ˈmɪlɪˌpɔː/
noun
1.
any tropical colonial coral-like medusoid hydrozoan of the order Milleporina, esp of the genus Millepora, having a calcareous skeleton
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin, from Latin mille thousand + porus hole
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