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[mil-uh-pawr, -pohr]
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  1. a coralline hydrozoan of the genus Millepora, having a smooth calcareous surface with many perforations.
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Origin of millepore

1745–55; < New Latin millepora, equivalent to mille thousand + -pora passage; see pore2
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British Dictionary definitions for millepore


  1. any tropical colonial coral-like medusoid hydrozoan of the order Milleporina, esp of the genus Millepora, having a calcareous skeleton
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin, from Latin mille thousand + porus hole
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