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actinia

[ ak-tin-ee-uh ]
/ 忙k藞t瑟n i 蓹 /
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noun, plural ac路tin路i路ae [ak-tin-ee-ee], /忙k藞t瑟n i藢i/, ac路tin路i路as.
a sea anemone, especially of the genus Actinia.
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Origin of actinia

From New Latin, dating back to 1740鈥50; see origin at actin-, -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for actinia

actinia
/ (忙k藞t瑟n瑟蓹) /

noun plural -tiniae (-藞t瑟n瑟藢i藧) or -tinias
any sea anemone of the genus Actinia, which are common in rock pools

Word Origin for actinia

C18: New Latin, literally: things having a radial structure. See actino-, -ia
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