tubipora


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Tubipora \Tu*bip"o*ra\, n. [NL., from L. tubus tube + porus
   passage, pore.] (Zool.)
   A genus of halcyonoids in which the skeleton, or coral
   (called organ-pipe coral), consists of a mass of parallel
   cylindrical tubes united at intervals by transverse plates.
   These corals are usually red or purple and form large masses.
   They are natives of the tropical parts of the Indian and
   Pacific Oceans.
   [1913 Webster]
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