poriferous

[paw-rif-er-uh s, poh-, puh-]

Origin of poriferous

1860–65; < Latin por(us) pore2 + -i- + -ferous
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British Dictionary definitions for poriferous

poriferous

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