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pore1 / pôr/ • n. chiefly Biol. a minute opening in a surface, esp. the skin or integument of an organism, through which gases, liquids, or microscopic particles can pass. pore2 • v. [intr.] (pore over/through) be absorbed in the reading or study of: Heather spent hours poring over cookbooks. ∎ archaic think intently; ponder: when he has thought and pored on it.

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1.. (pedol.) A void surrounded completely by soil materials and created by the packing of mineral and organic particles. Pores can be filled by any proportion of air or water.

2.. An aperture on the surface of a pollen grain, which is circular or slightly elliptical. Compare COLPUS.

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pore1 minute orifice in a body. XIV. — (O)F. — L. porus — Gr. póros passage, pore, f. *por- *per- *pr; see FORD.
So porous XIV. — (O)F. poreux — medL. porōsus. porosity XIV. — medL.

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pore2 look intently. XIII. ME. p(o)ure, powre, perh.:- OE. *pūrian, f. *pūr-, a mutated form of which (OE. *pȳran) may be the source of synon. ME. pire (XIV.). See PEER2.

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pore A void surrounded completely by soil or rock materials and created by the packing of mineral and organic particles. Pores can be filled by any proportion of air or water.

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pore(pedol.) A void surrounded completely by soil materials and created by the packing of mineral and organic particles. Pores can be filled by any proportion of air or water.

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pore (por) n. a small opening. sweat p. the opening of a sweat gland on the surface of the skin.

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