Definition of millepore in English:

millepore

Syllabification: mil·le·pore
Pronunciation: /ˈmiləˌpôr
 
/

noun

Zoology
A fire coral.
More example sentences
  • Along with its close relatives the jelly-fish, sea anemones, eel grass, millepores and other members of the cnidarian branch, they have the simplest mode of organization of all multicellular animals.
  • Components of both major axial patterning systems of the Bilateria are differentially expressed along the primary axis of a ‘radiate’ animal, the anthozoan cnidarian Acropora millepore.

Origin

mid 18th century: from French millépore or modern Latin millepora, from Latin mille 'thousand' + porus 'pore'.

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