Mad`re*po"ri*an (?), Mad`re*po"ric (?), a. Zool.

Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus Madrepora.

Madreporic plate Zool., a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the ambulacral tubes; -- called also madreporic tubercule.

 

© Webster 1913.

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