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stony coral, madrepore, madriporian coral(noun)
corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands
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A coral of the order Madreporaria
Any stony coral.
Origin: From madrepore, from madrepora, from madre, from mater + poro, from porus
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any coral of the genus Madrepora; formerly, often applied to any stony coral
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Madrepore is a genus of stony corals, often found forming reefs or islands in tropical locations. The names Madrepore and Madreporaria were formerly applied universally to any stony coral of the family Scleractinia. They reproduce in three separate ways as discovered by the marine zoologist Anne Thynne.
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