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  1. Porites(noun)

    an important genus of reef-building corals having small twelve-rayed calicles, and a very porous coral. Some species are branched, others grow in large massive or globular forms

  2. Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. po`ros a pore.]


  1. Porites

    Porites is a genus of stony coral; they are SPS corals. They are characterised by a finger-like morphology. Members of this genus have widely spaced calices, a well-developed wall reticulum and are bilaterally symmetrical. Porites, particularly Porites lutea, often form microatolls.Corals of the genus Porites also often serve as hosts for christmas tree worms.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of porites in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of porites in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

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