Origin of milleporeFrench millépore from mille, thousand + pore from Classical Latin porus, pore
Origin of milleporeItalian millepora mille thousand ( from Latin mīlle thousand ; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots.) -pora ( alteration of poro tufa, pore ; see madrepore . )
- (zoology) Any coral of the genus Millepora, having the surface nearly smooth, and perforated with very minute unequal pores, or cells.
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