any plant of the New Zealand bulbous genus Phormium, with leathery evergreen leaves and red or yellow flowers in panicles
phoro- or phor- pref. Movement; direction; phoria: phoro-optometer.
[fuh-roh-nid] /fəˈroʊ nɪd/ noun 1. any member of the invertebrate phylum Phoronida, wormlike marine animals living in a chitinous tube and having an anterior structure bearing ciliated tentacles for feeding. adjective 2. belonging or pertaining to the phoronids. phoronid (fə-rō’nĭd) Any of various small, mostly solitary, wormlike marine invertebrates of the phylum Phoronida. As adults, […]
phoro-optometer pho·ro-op·tom·e·ter (fôr’ō-ŏp-tŏm’ĭ-tər) n. An instrument for determining phorias, ductions, and refractive states of the eyes.
phoropter pho·rop·ter (fə-rŏp’tər) n. A device containing different lenses used for refraction of the eye during sight testing.