porites definition

  • noun:
    • Plural type of porite.
    • An important genus of reef-building corals having little twelve-rayed calicles, and a rather porous coral. Some species tend to be branched, other people grow in large huge or globular types.
    • The typical genus of the family Poritid√¶, established by Lamarck.
    • A genus of millepores. Additionally Heliolites.

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