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madrepore Tweet Definition of madrepore Like Definition of madrepore on Facebook
noun
  1. Any coral of the genus Madrepora; formerly, often applied to any stony coral.
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madreporite Tweet Definition of madreporite Like Definition of madreporite on Facebook
noun
  1. A fossil coral.
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mandible Tweet Definition of mandible Like Definition of mandible on Facebook
noun
  1. The lower jaw, especially the lower jawbone.
  2. One of a pair of mouthparts of an arthropod designed for holding food.
maxilla Tweet Definition of maxilla Like Definition of maxilla on Facebook
noun (pluralmaxillae or maxillas)
  1. Either of the two bones that together form the upper jaw.
measles Tweet Definition of measles Like Definition of measles on Facebook
noun
  1. rubeola, Rubeola, an acute highly contagious disease, (often of childhood) caused by a virus, featuring fever, runny nose, cough, red eyes, and a spreading skin rash
  2. Any of several other similar diseases, such as German measles
mite Tweet Definition of mite Like Definition of mite on Facebook
noun
  1. A minute arachnid, of the order Acarina, of which there are many species; as, the cheese mite, sugar mite, harvest mite, etc. See Acarina.
  2. A small coin formerly circulated in England, rated at about a third of a farthing. The name is also applied to a small coin used in Palestine in the time of Christ.
  3. A small weight; one twentieth of a grain.
  4. Anything very small; a minute object; a very little quantity or particle.
mollusk Tweet Definition of mollusk Like Definition of mollusk on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, mollusc)
mussel Tweet Definition of mussel Like Definition of mussel on Facebook
noun
  1. A small edible bivalve shellfish of the families Unionidae (fresh water mussels) and Mytilidae (salt water mussels).

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