Definition of Madreporic

1. Adjective. Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus Madrepora. ¹



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Definition of Madreporic

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Madreporic

1. Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus Madrepora. Madreporic plate, a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the ambulacral tubes. Synonym: madreporic tubercule. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Madreporic

madrasah
madrasahs
madrasas
madrases
madre
madrepora
madreporaria
madrepore
madrepores
madreporian
madreporians
madreporic (current term)
madreporier
madreporiform
madreporite
madreporites
madres
madrier
madrigal
madrigaler
madrigalers
madrigalian
madrigalist
madrigalists
madrigals
madrilene

Literary usage of Madreporic

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1. A Manual of the Anatomy of Invertebrated Animals by Thomas Henry Huxley (1888)
"The pores of the madreporic tubercle place the cavity of the m ... The madreporic canal is invested by the lining mambrane of the peritoneal cavity. ..."

2. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1888)
"The only organ that can have this function in echinodermata Ls the madreporic canal and plate. This, always regarded hitherto as an apparatus for taking up ..."

3. ... Hawaiian and Other Pacific Echini by Alexander Agassiz, Hubert Lyman Clark (1914)
"The madreporic pores are usually numerous and occupy .most of the surface of the plate formed by the fusion of the oculars and genitals; for this reason I ..."

4. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1890)
"—madreporic canals, in echinoderms, tubular prolongations of the circular vessel of the ambulacral system, having perforated ends, and terminating in a ..."

5. Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy by Royal Irish Academy (1877)
"For purposes of convenience the madreporic plate—placed posteriorly—and ... the ocular plate and ambulacrum on the immediate left of the madreporic, ..."

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