Meaning of megalopore in English:

megalopore

noun

Zoology
  • One of the larger of the two kinds of pores present in the dorsal shell of certain chitons.

Pronunciation

megalopore

/ˈmɛɡələ(ʊ)pɔː/ /ˈmɛɡ(ə)lə(ʊ)pɔː/

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in Henry Nottidge Moseley (1844–1891), naturalist. From megalo- + pore; compare micropore, and French mégalopore.