Definition of millepore in English:

millepore

noun

Zoology
  • 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.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from French millépore or modern Latin millepora, from Latin mille thousand + porus pore.

Pronunciation:

millepore

/ˈmiləˌpôr/