millepore

noun

mil·​le·​pore
ˈmiləˌpō(ə)r
: any of the stony hydrozoan reef-building corals comprising the order Milleporina with the single recent genus Millepora and like the madrepores with which they constitute the major reef-building corals assuming a variety of branching, encrusting, or massive forms though differing from the madrepores in passing through a free-swimming medusoid stage

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Etymology

New Latin Millepora

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“Millepore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/millepore. Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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