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porous US English

(Of a rock or other material) having minute spaces or holes through which liquid or air may pass

porous US Thesaurus

porous fibers

non-porous US English

(Of a substance) not allowing liquid or air to pass through it; not porous

ring-porous US English

Designating wood and trees in which the large pores produced in spring appear as partial or complete rings when viewed in transverse section, as is typical of broad-leaved species occurring in dry habitats; contrasted with diffuse-porous.

porous plaster US English

A plaster having numerous small holes pierced through it so as to enable it to lie smoothly.

Ngati Porou US English

A member of a Maori people inhabiting north-eastern coastal regions of the North Island of New Zealand.