noun meg·a·lo·pore \ˈmegələˌpō(ə)r\

Definition of megalopore

  1. :  one of the large pores that are found in the dorsal shell of some chitons and that lead to photosensitive organs

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Origin and Etymology of megalopore

International Scientific Vocabulary megal- + -pore

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a trip made at another's expense

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