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actinian

[ak-tin-ee-uh n] /ækˈtɪn i ən/
adjective
1.
belonging or pertaining to the order or suborder Actiniaria, comprising the sea anemones.
noun
2.
any sea anemone.
Origin of actinian
1885-1890
1885-90; < New Latin Actini(a) actinia + -an
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