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madreporite

[mad-ruh-pawr-ahyt, -pohr-, muh-drep-uh-rahyt] /ˈmæd rəˌpɔr aɪt, -ˌpoʊr-, məˈdrɛp əˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a sievelike plate in certain echinoderms, through which water passes into the vascular system.
Origin of madreporite
1795-1805
First recorded in 1795-1805; madrepore + -ite1
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