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micropore

[ mahy-kruh-pawr, -pohr ]
/ ˈmaɪ krəˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr /
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noun

a tiny opening, as in specialized biological filters or in the shells of some animals.

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Origin of micropore

First recorded in 1880–85; micro- + pore2
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