madreporite


mad·re·por·ite

noun \ˈma-drə-ˌpr-ˌīt\

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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