actinian

actinian

[ak-tin-ee-uhn]
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the order or suborder Actiniaria, comprising the sea anemones.
noun
2.
any sea anemone.

Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Actini(a) actinia + -an

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actinian

noun
any sea anemone or related animal [syn: actinia
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