Definition of madreporite
: a perforated or porous body that is situated at the distal end of the stone canal in echinoderms
Origin of madreporite
International Scientific Vocabulary madrepore + 1-ite (segment); from the resemblances of the perforations to those of a madrepore
First Known Use: 1877
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