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poriferous

[paw-rif-er-uh s, poh-, puh-] /pɔˈrɪf ər əs, poʊ-, pə-/
adjective
1.
bearing or having pores.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; < Latin por(us) pore2 + -i- + -ferous
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British Dictionary definitions for poriferous

poriferan

/pɔːˈrɪfərən/
noun
1.
any invertebrate of the phylum Porifera, which comprises the sponges
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the phylum Porifera
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin porifer bearing pores

poriferous

/pɔːˈrɪfərəs/
adjective
1.
(biology) having many pores
2.
another word for poriferan (sense 2)
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