poriferous etymology

English word poriferous comes from English -iferous, English pore

Detailed word origin of poriferous

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-iferous English (eng)
pore English (eng) To meditate or reflect in a steady way.. To study meticulously; to go over again and again. A tiny opening in the skin.. By extension any small opening or interstice, especially one of many, or one allowing the passage of a fluid.
poriferous English (eng) Having pores. Of or related to the Porifera.

Words with the same origin as poriferous

Descendants of -iferous
coloriferous coralliferous crystalliferous fossiliferous galeniferous gasiferous guaniferous gummiferous insectiferous lamelliferous mammaliferous manniferous muriatiferous nectariferous nitrogeniferous ocelliferous ozoniferous papuliferous phosphoriferous polleniferous pyritiferous siliciferous stoloniferous sulphuriferous uriniferous
Descendants of pore
blastoporal blastoporic nucleoporin poration porin poroid porotype pory