Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The typical genus of the family Poritidæ, established by Lamarck.
  • noun A genus of millepores. Also Heliolites.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) An important genus of reef-building corals having small twelve-rayed calicles, and a very porous coral. Some species are branched, others grow in large massive or globular forms.

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  • noun Plural form of porite.

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Examples

  • De'ath's team examined the thickness and density of annual layers of calcium carbonate to determine the rate of deposits for a type of coral called porites going back more than 400 years.

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  • De'ath's team examined the thickness and density of annual layers of calcium carbonate to determine the rate of deposits for a type of coral called porites going back more than 400 years.

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  • To the east and south the reef is two miles wide and rarely over four feet deep, covered at intervals with great fields of branch corals, while here and there clusters of enormous heads of astrea, porites, etc., have collected.

    Lippincott's Magazine, October 1885

  • These walls are specially the work of those madrepores known as milleporas, porites, madrepores, and astraeas.

    Vingt mille lieues sous les mers. English

  • The coral species chosen - Porites porites in Panama and Porites cylindrica in Fiji - are among the hardiest of coral, suggesting that other species may be even more dramatically affected by the seaweed compounds.

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  • The coral species chosen - Porites porites in Panama and Porites cylindrica in Fiji - are among the hardiest of coral, suggesting that other species may be even more dramatically affected by the seaweed compounds.

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  • The coral species chosen -- Porites porites in Panama and Porites cylindrica in Fiji -- are among the hardiest of corals, suggesting that other species may be even more dramatically affected by the seaweed compounds.

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  • Title: Strontium-86 labeling experiments show spatially heterogeneous skeletal formation in the scleractinian coral Porites porites

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  • They studied massive porites corals, which are several hundred years old, and found that calcification has declined by 13. 3\% since 1990.

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  • They studied massive porites corals, which are several hundred years old, and found that calcification has declined by 13. 3\% since 1990.

    BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition

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