MILLÉPORE
. s. m.
T. d'Hist. nat. Genre de polypiers pierreux, dont la surface est creusée d'une multitude de pores.

L'Academie francaise. 1835.

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  • Millepore — Mil le*pore (m[i^]l l[ e]*p[=o]r), n. [L. mille thousand + porus pore: cf. F. mill[ e]pore.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any coral of the genus Millepora, having the surface nearly smooth, and perforated with very minute unequal pores, or cells. The animals are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • millepore — [ mɪlɪpɔ:] noun Zoology a fire coral. Origin C18: from Fr. millépore or mod. L. millepora, from L. mille thousand + porus pore …   English new terms dictionary

  • MILLÉPORE — n. m. T. d’Histoire naturelle Genre de polypier pierreux dont la surface est creusée d’une multitude de pores …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

  • millepore — /mil euh pawr , pohr /, n. a coralline hydrozoan of the genus Millepora, having a smooth calcareous surface with many perforations. [1745 55; < NL millepora, equiv. to mille thousand + pora passage; see PORE2] * * * ▪ cnidarian also called… …   Universalium

  • millépore — (mil lé po r ) s. m. Terme d histoire naturelle. Genre de polypiers pierreux dont la surface est creusée d une multitude de pores. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Mille, et pore …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • millepore — mil·le·pore …   English syllables

  • millepore — mil•le•pore [[t]ˈmɪl əˌpɔr, ˌpoʊr[/t]] n. mcr a hydrozoan of the genus Millepora that inhabits tropical seas and builds perforated corallike reefs • Etymology: 1745–55; < NL, = L mille thousand + pora passage; see pore II …   From formal English to slang

  • millepore — /ˈmɪləpɔ/ (say miluhpaw) noun a coralline hydrozoan of the genus Millipora, having a smooth calcareous surface with many perforations. {New Latin millepora, from Latin mille thousand + porus pore2} …   Australian English dictionary

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