poriferous

[ paw-rif-er-uhs, poh-, puh- ]

adjective
  1. bearing or having pores.

Origin of poriferous

1
1860–65; <Latin por(us) pore2 + -i- + -ferous

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British Dictionary definitions for poriferous

poriferous

/ (pɔːˈrɪfərəs) /


adjective
  1. biology having many pores

  2. another word for poriferan (def. 2)

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