Madrepore

Mad're·pore noun [ French madrepore , perhaps from madré spotted, from Old French madre , mazre , a kind of knotty wood with brown spots, from Old High German masar a knot, grain, or vein in wood, a speck, German maser + pore (see Pore ); or perhaps ...
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madrepore

<zoology> Any coral of the genus Madrepora; formerly, often applied to any stony coral. ... Origin: F. Madrepore, perh. Fr. Madre 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. Madrepore is rather from It. Madrepora, and thi...
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Madrepore

• (n.) Any coral of the genus Madrepora; formerly, often applied to any stony coral.
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Madrepore

Madrepore (`mother of pores`) is a genus of stony corals, often found forming reefs or islands in tropical locations. The names Madrepore and Madreporaria were formerly applied universally to any stony coral of the family Scleractinia. They reproduce in three separate ways as discovered by the marine zoologist Anne Thynne (1800-1866). Species in.....
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