madreporite

[ mad-ruh-pawr-ahyt, -pohr-, muh-drep-uh-rahyt ]
/ ˈmæd rəˌpɔr aɪt, -ˌpoʊr-, məˈdrɛp əˌraɪt /
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noun

a sievelike plate in certain echinoderms, through which water passes into the vascular system.

Nearby words

  1. madras states,
  2. madrasah,
  3. madre,
  4. madre de dios,
  5. madrepore,
  6. madrid,
  7. madrigal,
  8. madrigalist,
  9. madrileño,
  10. madrilène

Origin of madreporite

First recorded in 1795–1805; madrepore + -ite1

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