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sertularian

[sur-choo-lair-ee-uh n] /ˌsɜr tʃʊˈlɛər i ən/
noun, Zoology
1.
a type of hydroid that forms stiff, feathery colonies in which the cups holding the zooids are sessile.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin Sertulari(a) genus name (Latin sertul(a), diminutive of serta wreath + -āria -aria) + -an
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sertularian

/ˌsɜːtjʊˈlɛərɪən/
noun
1.
any of various hydroid coelenterates of the genus Sertularia, forming feathery colonies of long branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin Sertulāria, from Latin sertula diminutive of serta a garland
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