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nullipore

[nuhl-uh-pawr, -pohr]
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noun Botany.
  1. any of the coralline algae with a crustlike plant body.

Origin of nullipore

First recorded in 1830–40; nulli- + pore2
Related formsnul·lip·o·rous [nuh-lip-er-uh s, nuhl-uh-pawr-uh s, -pohr-] /nʌˈlɪp ər əs, ˌnʌl əˈpɔr əs, -ˈpoʊr-/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for nullipore

nullipore

noun
  1. any of several red seaweeds that secrete and become encrusted with calcium carbonate: family Rhodophyceae

Word Origin

C19: from Latin, from nullus no + pore ²
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