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actinia

[ ak-tin-ee-uh ]
/ ækˈtɪn i ə /
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noun, plural ac·tin·i·ae [ak-tin-ee-ee], /ækˈtɪn iˌi/, ac·tin·i·as.

a sea anemone, especially of the genus Actinia.

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Origin of actinia

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

actinia
/ (ækˈtɪnɪə) /

noun plural -tiniae (-ˈtɪnɪˌiː) or -tinias

any sea anemone of the genus Actinia, which are common in rock pools
C18: New Latin, literally: things having a radial structure. See actino-, -ia
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