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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Having pores.
  • adj. Of or relating to the poriferans.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Provided with pores; specifically, of or pertaining to the Porifera; poriferal: distinguished from osculiferous.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. full of pores or vessels or holes


New Latin porus, pore; see poriferan + -ferous.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)



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