macropore

noun mac·ro·pore \ˈmakrəˌpō(ə)r\

Definition of macropore

  1. :  a pore (as in coal) of comparatively large size; especially :  a pore in soil of such size that water drains from it by gravity and is not held by capillary action

macroporosity

\¦ma(ˌ)krō+\ noun

macroporous

\¦makrə¦pōrəs, (ˈ)ma¦kräpərəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of macropore

macr- + pore


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