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  • n. The tissue that fills the interspaces between the costae of many madreporarian corals, usually consisting of small transverse or oblique septa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The tissue which fills the interspaces between the costæ of many madreporarian corals, usually consisting of small transverse or oblique septa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The aggregate of hard structures which are developed upon the exterior of the wall, or the proper investment of the visceral chamber, of a coral: distinguished from endotheca, and also from epitheca.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek outside + a case, box.

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