Meaning of millepore in English:


Pronunciation /ˈmɪlɪpɔː/


  • A fire coral.

    ‘Along with its close relatives the jelly-fish, sea anemones, eel grass, millepores and other members of the cnidarian branch, they have the simplest mode of organization of all multicellular animals.’
    • ‘Components of both major axial patterning systems of the Bilateria are differentially expressed along the primary axis of a ‘radiate’ animal, the anthozoan cnidarian Acropora millepore.’


Mid 18th century from French millépore or modern Latin millepora, from Latin mille ‘thousand’ + porus ‘pore’.