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Madreporic, Madreporian  adj.  (Zool.) Resembling, or pertaining to, the genus Madrepora.
Madreporic plate (Zool.), a perforated plate in echinoderms, through which water is admitted to the ambulacral tubes; called also madreporic tubercule.

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"Madreporic" Quotes from Famous Books

... survey of this group, contained within a circumference of at least thirty leagues, was executed by M. Blois from the 24th to the 27th June. The islands are for the most part high, terminating in volcanic peaks; but some are of opinion, judging from the arrangement of the lagoon, that they are of madreporic formation. They are tenanted by a race of diminutive, badly-shaped people, subject moreover to repulsive complaints. If ever the converse of the phrase mens sana in corpore sano can find a just application, it must be here, for these natives ...
— Celebrated Travels and Travellers - Part III. The Great Explorers of the Nineteenth Century • Jules Verne

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