madreporite

noun
mad·​re·​por·​ite | \ ˈma-drə-ˌpȯr-ˌīt How to pronounce madreporite (audio) \

Definition of madreporite

: a perforated or porous body that is situated at the distal end of the stone canal in echinoderms

First Known Use of madreporite

1869, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for madreporite

madrepore + -ite entry 1 (segment); from the resemblances of the perforations to those of a madrepore

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“Madreporite.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/madreporite. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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