Definition of porite in English:

porite

Pronunciation /ˈpɔːrʌɪt/

noun

Zoology
  • A coral of the genus Porites or family Poritidae. Chiefly attributive in "porite coral".

    The plural form is scarcely distinguishable from Porites, and ambiguous instances have been placed in that entry.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Noah Webster (1758–1843), lexicographer. From scientific Latin porites Porites.