What does madrepore mean?

Definitions for madreporeˈmæd rəˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. stony coral, madrepore, madriporian coral(noun)

    corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands


  1. madrepore(Noun)

    A coral of the order Madreporaria

  2. madrepore(Noun)

    Any stony coral.

  3. Origin: From madrepore, from madrepora, from madre, from mater + poro, from porus

Webster Dictionary

  1. Madrepore(noun)

    any coral of the genus Madrepora; formerly, often applied to any stony coral


  1. Madrepore

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Madrepore

    mad′re-pōr, n. the common coral. [Fr.,—It., from madre, mother—L. mater, and -pora—Gr. pōros, a soft stone.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of madrepore in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of madrepore in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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