Madreporarian
Madreporaria Mad`re*po*ra"ri*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Madrepore}.] (Zo["o]l.) An extensive division of Anthozoa, including most of the species that produce stony corals. See Illust. of {Anthozoa}. -- {Mad`re*po*ra"ri*an}, a. & n. [1913 Webster]

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