hydro coral

hydrocoral

[hahy-druh-kawr-uhl, -kor-]
noun
any colonial marine animal of the hydrozoan order Stylasterina having a calcareous skeleton resembling that of the true corals.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin Hydrocorallia or Hydrocorallinae; see hydro-1, coral, coralline

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hydrocoral or hydrocoralline (ˌhaɪdrəˈkɒrəl)
 
n
any hydrozoan coelenterate of the order Milleporina (or Hydrocorallinae), which includes the millepores
 
[C20: from hydro- + coral]
 
hydrocoralline or hydrocoralline
 
n
 
[C20: from hydro- + coral]

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