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actinal

[ ak-tuh-nl, ak-tahyn-l ]
/ ˈæk tə nl, ækˈtaɪn l /
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adjective Zoology.
having tentacles or rays.
pertaining to the oral area from which the arms or tentacles radiate.
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Origin of actinal

1857; actin- + -al1; coined, with sense of def. 2, by Louis Agassiz

OTHER WORDS FROM actinal

ac·ti·nal·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for actinal

actinal
/ (ˈæktɪnəl, ækˈtaɪnəl) /

adjective
of or denoting the oral part of a radiate animal, such as a jellyfish, sea anemone, or sponge, from which the rays, tentacles, or arms grow
possessing rays or tentacles, as a jellyfish

Derived forms of actinal

actinally, adverb

Word Origin for actinal

C19: see actino-, -al 1
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