madrepore definition

  • noun:
    • Any of different stony corals of the purchase Madreporaria, including the reef builders of tropical seas.
    • A coral for the order Madreporaria
    • Any stony coral.
    • Any coral of this genus Madrepora, a team of corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations that form reefs and islands; formerly, frequently put on any stony red coral.
    • An animal, or a coral, of the genus Madrepora or family MadreporidÅ“; the polypite or the polypidom of a perforate madreporarian: a name loosely extended to any stone-coral with madre poriform cavities or openings.
    • corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations that type reefs and islands

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