actinian

[ak-tin-ee-uh n]
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adjective

belonging or pertaining to the order or suborder Actiniaria, comprising the sea anemones.

noun

any sea anemone.

Origin of actinian

1885–90; < New Latin Actini(a) actinia + -an
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