Celleporidae

plural noun

Cel·​le·​por·​i·​dae
ˌseləˈpȯrəˌdē
: a family of bryozoans resembling coral, having tubular calcareous zooecia with terminal openings, and forming erect or encrusting colonies

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Cellepora, type genus (irregular from Latin cella cell + New Latin -pora) + -idae

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“Celleporidae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Celleporidae. Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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