poriferous


poriferous
having pores

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • poriferous — [pō rif′ərəs, pə rif′ərəs] adj. [< L porus, PORE2 + FEROUS] 1. having pores 2. Zool. of the sponges, or poriferans …   English World dictionary

  • poriferous — adj. [Gr. poros, channel; L. ferre, to bear] Having numerous openings …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • poriferous — /paw rif euhr euhs, poh , peuh /, adj. bearing or having pores. [1860 65; < L por(us) PORE2 + I + FEROUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • poriferous — pɔː rɪfrÉ™s adj. porous, having tiny holes; absorbent …   English contemporary dictionary

  • poriferous — po·rif·er·ous …   English syllables

  • poriferous — /pɔˈrɪfərəs/ (say paw rifuhruhs) adjective bearing or having pores. {Latin porus pore + iferous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • poriferous — adjective full of pores or vessels or holes • Syn: ↑porous • Ant: ↑nonporous (for: ↑porous) • Similar to: ↑porose • Deriva …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bearing and Carrying — The following table is a relatively complete listing of words relating to the bearing, exuding, carrying, emitting, or containing of things by other things. Note that almost all of them end in ferous or gerous (from the Latin ferre and gerere,… …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • luting — n. material used to pack joints or seal poriferous surface to make it impenetrable to gas or liquid luːt n. stringed instrument with a pear shaped body and a long fretted neck; sealing compound; tool for spreading and smoothing concrete v. play… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • lutings — n. material used to pack joints or seal poriferous surface to make it impenetrable to gas or liquid …   English contemporary dictionary


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