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stony coral

noun
1.
a true coral consisting of numerous anthozoan polyps embedded in the calcareous material that they secrete.
Origin
1610-1620
1610-20
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Examples for stony coral
  • Twenty-eight species of stony coral are reported, and branching corals are common.
  • Marine scientists observed significant declines in stony coral cover and increases in diseases, and users perceived the decline.
  • It seemed to him that there appears to be misapprehension that a stony coral genome would be the first cnidarian to be sequenced.
British Dictionary definitions for stony coral

stony coral

noun
1.
any coral of the order Madreporaria, having a calcareous skeleton, aggregations of which form reefs and islands
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