One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Full of pores.‘perforated or porose membranes’
permeable, penetrable, perviousView synonyms
- ‘In the females two porose areas are found on the upper surface.’
- ‘No reticulated or porose textures were seen in any section of the hindgut.’
- ‘The endodermis is exceedingly thickened, especially on the inner walls, and very porose.’
- ‘The basal layer, like the superficial layer, is porose, but its pores are not pervious to air.’
- ‘In the first generation, prostheses were very porose and therefore had to be preclotted with blood prior to implantation.’
Late Middle English: from medieval Latin porosus, from Latin porus ‘pore’.
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