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[mad-ruh-pawr, -pohr] /ˈmæd rəˌpɔr, -ˌpoʊr/

any true or stony coral of the order Madreporaria, forming reefs or islands in tropical seas.
any coral of the genus Madrepora, many of which occur in tropical seas and form large coral reefs: order Zoantharia


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