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poriferous

Line breaks: por¦if¦er|ous
Pronunciation: /pɒˈrɪf(ə)rəs
 
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Definition of poriferous in English:

adjective

technical
Having pores.
Example sentences
  • No nervous filaments were ever discovered in a poriferous animal.
  • The entire surface is poriferous.
  • Fixed to the same spot in the ocean as the tree to the land, the nutritive surface of the poriferous animal is always in contact with the water.

Origin

mid 19th century: from Latin porus 'pore' + -ferous.

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