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Related to poriferous: sponge up


Having pores.

[New Latin porus, pore; see poriferan + -ferous.]
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1. (Biology) biology having many pores
2. (Animals) another word for poriferan2
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Adj.1.poriferous - full of pores or vessels or holes
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