Madreporite meaning

mădrə-pôrīt
A perforated platelike structure in most echinoderms that forms the intake for their water-vascular systems.
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A porous calcareous plate in most echinoderms, through which seawater enters the water-vascular system.
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Origin of madreporite

  • So called because the perforations resemble those of a madrepore

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

  • madrepore +"Ž -ite

    From Wiktionary