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porous

 [por´us]
penetrated by pores and open spaces.

po·rous

(pō'rŭs),
Having openings that pass directly or indirectly through the substance.

porous

/por·ous/ (por´us) penetrated by pores and open spaces.

porous

[pôr′əs]
Etymology: Gk, poros, passage
pertaining to something with pores or openings.

po·rous

(pōr'ŭs)
Having openings that pass directly or indirectly through the substance.

porous

penetrated by pores and open spaces.
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