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Millepora

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Millepora (Zoöl) A genus of Hydrocorallia, which includes the millipores.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n millepora The typical genus of the family Milleporidæ, so called from the numerous pores upon the surface. These are the openings of as many tubular cells or cavities which traverse the hard coralline substance, and are themselves divided in their deeper parts by close-set transverse partitions or tabular dissepiments, vertical septa being rudimentary or absent.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

M. Quoy mentions this case of the Millepora; and I have heard of stinging corals in the West Indies.
"A Naturalist's Voyage Round the World" by Charles Darwin
A species of millepora.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
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