Ac·​ro·​po·​ra | \ ˌa-krə-ˈpȯr-ə, ə-ˈkrä-pə-rə \

Definition of Acropora

: a genus of corals consisting of the typical madrepores

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First Known Use of Acropora

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Acropora

New Latin, from acr- + -pora

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“Acropora.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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