actinia

[ak-tin-ee-uh]

Origin of actinia

From New Latin, dating back to 1740–50; see origin at actin-, -ia
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actinia

noun plural -tiniae (-ˈtɪnɪˌiː) or -tinias
  1. 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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