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pore

 [por]
a small opening or empty space.

pore

(pōr),
1. An opening, hole, perforation, meatus, or foramen.
2. Synonym(s): sweat pore
Synonym(s): porus (1)

See also: opening, meatus, foramen.
[G. poros, passageway]

pore

(por) a small opening or empty space.
alveolar pores  openings between adjacent pulmonary alveoli that permit passage of air from one to another.
nuclear pores  small octagonal openings in the nuclear envelope at sites where the two nuclear membranes are in contact, which together with the annuli form the pore complex.
slit pores  small slitlike spaces between the pedicels of the podocytes of the renal glomerulus.

pore

(pôr)
n.
A minute opening in tissue, as in the skin of an animal, serving as an outlet for perspiration, or in a plant leaf or stem, serving as a means of absorption and transpiration.

pore

(pōr)
1. An opening, hole, perforation, or foramen.
2. Synonym(s): sweat pore.
[G. poros, passageway]

pore

A tiny opening, especially opening in the skin through which sweat or sebaceous secretion (SEBUM) pass to the surface. Most of the sebaceous pores are also hair follicles.

pore

any small opening in the skin or epidermis or any structure.

pore

skin surface outlet of a sweat duct

pore

a small opening or empty space.

nuclear pore
a group of proteins with a central hole through which molecules pass through a nuclear membrane.
dilated pore of Winer
a benign follicular tumor that occurs on the head and neck of older cats; they resemble epidermal cysts with a keratin filled, wide opening (pore).
References in classic literature ?
He will sit poring over his book, and not know when a person speaks to him, or when one drop's one's scissors, or anything that happens.
In the Major's study and den of curios they came suddenly on a third party, silk-hatted and dressed for the street, who was poring over an open book on the smoking-table--a book which he dropped rather guiltily, and turned.
He gave it its present name and lived here shut up, day and night poring over the wicked heaps of papers in the suit and hoping against hope to disentangle it from its mystification and bring it to a close.
I have many pamphlets to finish," said he to Catherine, "before I can close my eyes, and perhaps may be poring over the affairs of the nation for hours after you are asleep.
When she went in Philip was poring over the prayer-book, hiding his eyes with his hands so that she might not see he had been crying.