Definition of madreporarian in English:

madreporarian

adjective & noun

Zoology
  • See Madreporaria

    • ‘Another factor contributing to the propagation of this disease is the decline of the madreporarians, which has cleared newly available surfaces for colonisation by the macro-algae which provide G. toxicus with an ecological niche.’
    • ‘These conditions favour the construction of coral complexes by madreporarians.’