Madrepore meaning

mădrə-pôr
Any of various hard corals of the genus Madrepora or of the order Scleractinia (formerly Madreporaria).
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A coral of the genus Madrepora or of the larger group Madreporaria.
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(archaic) Any stony coral.
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Origin of madrepore

  • Italian madrepora madre mother (from Latin māter mātr- māter- in Indo-European roots) -pora (alteration of poro tufa, pore) (from Late Latin porus passageway pore2) (or from Latin pōrus calcareous stone, stalactite) (from Greek pōros)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French madrépore, from Italian madrepora, from madre (“mother"), from Latin mater + poro (“pore"), from Latin porus

    From Wiktionary