madrepore

Definitions of madrepore
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n corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands

Synonyms:
madriporian coral, stony coral
Types:
brain coral
massive reef-building coral having a convoluted and furrowed surface
stag's-horn coral, staghorn coral
large branching coral resembling antlers
mushroom coral
flattened disk-shaped stony coral (usually solitary and unattached)
Type of:
coral
marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs

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