Definition of Poriferous

1. Adjective. Full of pores or vessels or holes.

Exact synonyms: Porous
Similar to: Porose
Derivative terms: Pore, Pore, Pore, Porosity
Antonyms: Nonporous



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Poriferous

porged
porges
porgie
porgies
porging
porgy
porier
poriest
porifer
poriferal
poriferan
poriferans
poriferologist
poriferologists
poriferology
poriferous (current term)
porifers
poriform
porime
porimes
porin
poriness
poring
poring over
porins
porism
porismatic
porisms
poristic
porite

Literary usage of Poriferous

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1. Transactions of the Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences by Connecticut Academy of Arts and Sciences (1888)
"The structure and growth of this species indicate it it represents one of the simpler types of poriferous corals. For reason, its development is without the ..."

2. The Origin of Vertebrates by Walter Holbrook Gaskell (1908)
"poriferous sense- organs on the appendages in ... poriferous chordotonal organs.—Balancers of Diptera.—Resemblance to organs of flabellum. ..."

3. ... Revision of the Echini by Alexander Agassiz (1872)
"What was striking in these fragments was the distinct continuation of the poriferous zone beyond the ambulacra! rosette and beyond the ambitus, ..."

4. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1857)
"... foliate expansion extending beyond the lateral processes; branches somewhat strong and rounded on the non-poriferous side; connecting processes short; ..."

5. Proceedings of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (1856)
"... foliate expansion extending beyond the lateral processes ; branches somewhat strong and rounded on the non-poriferous side; connecting processes short; ..."

6. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1855)
"... reduced one-third; b, six plates with small poriferous tubercles from the ... and arrangement of the tubercles in the poriferous zones; d, ..."

7. House Documents, Otherwise Publ. as Executive Documents: 13th Congress, 2d by United States Congress. House (1871)
"poriferous side of another specimen, a little enlarged. 5<i. Part of same, greatly magnified, to show the arrangement of the pores, the mesial carina, ..."

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