millepore

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mil·le·pore

 (mĭl′ə-pôr′)
[Italian millepora : mille, thousand (from Latin mīlle, thousand; see gheslo- in Indo-European roots) + -pora (alteration of poro, tufa, pore; see madrepore).]

millepore

(ˈmɪlɪˌpɔː)
n
(Animals) any tropical colonial coral-like medusoid hydrozoan of the order Milleporina, esp of the genus Millepora, having a calcareous skeleton
[C18: from New Latin, from Latin mille thousand + porus hole]

mil•le•pore

(ˈmɪl əˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr)

n.
a hydrozoan of the genus Millepora that inhabits tropical seas and builds perforated corallike reefs.
[1745–55; < New Latin, = Latin mille thousand + -pora passage; see pore2]
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The project HydroReef aims to characterize biodiversity and metapopulation dynamics of millepores through a multidisciplinary approach involving DNA barcoding, phylogeny, comparative phylogeography and population genetics on various spatiotemporal scales.