poriferous

[ paw-rif-er-uhs, poh-, puh- ]
/ pɔˈrɪf ər əs, poʊ-, pə- /

adjective

bearing or having pores.

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Origin of poriferous

1860–65; <Latin por(us) pore2 + -i- + -ferous

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British Dictionary definitions for poriferous

poriferous
/ (pɔːˈrɪfərəs) /

adjective

biology having many pores
another word for poriferan (def. 2)
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