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retepore

[ree-tuh-pawr, -pohr]
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noun
  1. any bryozoan of the family Reteporidae which forms colonies that have a networklike structure.
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Origin of retepore

< New Latin Retepora name of genus; see rete, pore2
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  • In the same mass are segments of encrinus, and fragments of the retepore.

    Early Western Travels 1748-1846, Volume XIV

    Edwin James

  • Retepore, much resembling the milleporites flustriformis of Martin, Petrif.