Acropora

noun

Ac·​ro·​po·​ra
ˌa-krə-ˈpȯr-ə,
ə-ˈkrä-pə-rə
: a genus of corals consisting of the typical madrepores

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from acr- + -pora

First Known Use

1879, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Acropora was in 1879

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“Acropora.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Acropora. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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