Madreporian
Madreporian Mad`re*po"ri*an, Madreporic Mad`re*po"ric, a. (Zo["o]l.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus {Madrepora}. [1913 Webster]

{Madreporic plate} (Zo["o]l.), a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the ambulacral tubes; -- called also {madreporic tubercule}. [1913 Webster]


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  • madreporian — adjective or noun see madrepore …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • madreporian — See madrepore. * * * …   Universalium

  • madreporian — mad·re·po·ri·an …   English syllables

  • madreporian — I. |madrə|pōrēən adjective Etymology: madrepore + ian : madreporic II. noun ( s) : madrepore …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madreporic — Madreporian Mad re*po ri*an, Madreporic Mad re*po ric, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus {Madrepora}. [1913 Webster] {Madreporic plate} (Zo[ o]l.), a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Madreporic plate — Madreporian Mad re*po ri*an, Madreporic Mad re*po ric, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus {Madrepora}. [1913 Webster] {Madreporic plate} (Zo[ o]l.), a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • madreporic tubercule — Madreporian Mad re*po ri*an, Madreporic Mad re*po ric, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus {Madrepora}. [1913 Webster] {Madreporic plate} (Zo[ o]l.), a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Madreporiform — Mad re*po ri*form, a. [Madrepore + form.] (Zo[ o]l.) Resembling a madreporian coral in form or structure. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • madrepore — noun Etymology: French madrépore, from Italian madrepora, from madre mother (from Latin mater) + poro pore (from Latin porus) more at mother Date: 1751 any of various stony reef building corals (order Madreporaria) of tropical seas that assume a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • madreporic — See madreporian. * * * …   Universalium

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