sertularian

sertularian

[sur-choo-lair-ee-uhn]
noun Zoology.
a type of hydroid that forms stiff, feathery colonies in which the cups holding the zooids are sessile.

Origin:
1840–50; < Neo-Latin Sertulari(a) genus name (Latin sertul(a), diminutive of serta wreath + -āria -aria) + -an

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sertularian (ˌsɜːtjʊˈlɛərɪən)
 
n
any of various hydroid coelenterates of the genus Sertularia, forming feathery colonies of long branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps
 
[C18: from New Latin Sertulāria, from Latin sertula diminutive of serta a garland]

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