Definition of milleporine in English:

milleporine

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the group of colonial hydrozoans (hydrocorals) which includes the genus Millepora; resembling a millepore.

noun

Zoology
  • A milleporine hydrozoan.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in The Century Dictionary. From scientific Latin Milleporina, order name from scientific Latin Millepora + -ina; compare -ine.

Pronunciation

milleporine

/mɪlɪˈpɔːrʌɪn/