American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having pores.
- adj. Of or relating to the poriferans.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Provided with pores; specifically, of or pertaining to the Porifera; poriferal: distinguished from osculiferous.
- 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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