madriporian coral
madriporian coral madriporian coral n. A madrepore . [PJC]

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  • madriporian coral — noun corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands • Syn: ↑stony coral, ↑madrepore • Hypernyms: ↑coral • Hyponyms: ↑brain coral, ↑staghorn coral, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stony coral — noun corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands • Syn: ↑madrepore, ↑madriporian coral • Hypernyms: ↑coral • Hyponyms: ↑brain coral, ↑staghorn coral, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • stag's-horn coral — noun large branching coral resembling antlers • Syn: ↑staghorn coral • Hypernyms: ↑stony coral, ↑madrepore, ↑madriporian coral • Member Holonyms: ↑Acropora, ↑genus Acropora …   Useful english dictionary

  • staghorn coral — noun large branching coral resembling antlers • Syn: ↑stag s horn coral • Hypernyms: ↑stony coral, ↑madrepore, ↑madriporian coral • Member Holonyms: ↑Acropora, ↑genus Acropo …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain coral — noun massive reef building coral having a convoluted and furrowed surface • Hypernyms: ↑stony coral, ↑madrepore, ↑madriporian coral • Member Holonyms: ↑Maeandra, ↑genus Maeandra …   Useful english dictionary

  • mushroom coral — noun flattened disk shaped stony coral (usually solitary and unattached) • Hypernyms: ↑stony coral, ↑madrepore, ↑madriporian coral * * * noun : any of various flattened disk shaped stony corals of Fungia or related genera that are usually… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Madrepore — Mad re*pore, n. [F. madrepore, perh. fr. madr[ e] spotted, fr. OF. madre, mazre, a kind of knotty wood with brown spots, fr. OHG. masar a knot, grain, or vein in wood, a speck, G. maser + pore (see {Pore}); or perh. F. madr[ e]pore is rather from …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Madreporaria — noun stony corals • Syn: ↑order Madreporaria • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Anthozoa, ↑class Anthozoa, ↑Actinozoa, ↑class Actinozoa …   Useful english dictionary

  • order Madreporaria — noun stony corals • Syn: ↑Madreporaria • Hypernyms: ↑animal order • Member Holonyms: ↑Anthozoa, ↑class Anthozoa, ↑Actinozoa, ↑class Actinozoa …   Useful english dictionary

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