Nullipore Nul"li*pore, n. [L. nullus none + porus pope.] (Bot.) A name for certain crustaceous marine alg[ae] which secrete carbonate of lime on their surface, and were formerly thought to be of animal nature. They are now considered corallines of the genera {Melobesia} and {Lithothamnion}. [1913 Webster]

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  • nullipore — [nul′ə pôr΄] n. [< L nullus, none (see NULL) + porus, PORE2] any of several red spored, coralline red algae that secrete lime …   English World dictionary

  • nullipore — nulliporous /nu lip euhr euhs, nul euh pawr euhs, pohr /, adj. /nul euh pawr , pohr /, n. Bot. any of the coralline algae with a crustlike plant body. [1830 40; NULLI + PORE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • nullipore — nul·li·pore …   English syllables

  • nullipore — /ˈnʌlɪpɔ/ (say nulipaw) noun any of the coralline algae with a crust like plant body. {nulli + pore2} …   Australian English dictionary

  • nullipore — n. any of various seaweeds able to secrete lime. Etymology: L nullus none + PORE(1) …   Useful english dictionary

  • live rock — 1) primarily calcareous rock with its associated algae, corals, microorganisms and invertebrates used in marine aquaria where it serves as a bacterial filter. See also coral rock 2) a coral like seaweed or nullipore (Corallina officinalis)… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • nullipora — nul·lì·po·ra s.f. TS paleobot. alga rossa della sottofamiglia delle Nullipore, fossile del Terziario, che fissava il carbonato di calcio formando grandi ammassi sul fronte delle scogliere | pl. con iniz. maiusc., sottofamiglia della famiglia… …   Dizionario italiano

  • nulliporous — adjective see nullipore …   Useful english dictionary

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