One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A fire coral.
- ‘Components of both major axial patterning systems of the Bilateria are differentially expressed along the primary axis of a ‘radiate’ animal, the anthozoan cnidarian Acropora millepore.’
- ‘Along with its close relatives the jelly-fish, sea anemones, eel grass, millepores and other members of the cnidarian branch, they have the simplest mode of organization of all multicellular animals.’
Mid 18th century: from French millépore or modern Latin millepora, from Latin mille ‘thousand’ + porus ‘pore’.
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