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millepore

[ mil-uh-pawr, -pohr ]
/ ˈmɪl əˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr /
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noun

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

millepore
/ (ˈmɪlɪˌpɔː) /

noun

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

Word Origin for millepore

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