actinian

[ ak-tin-ee-uh n ]
/ ækˈtɪn i ən /
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adjective

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

noun

any sea anemone.

Nearby words

  1. actinal,
  2. actinally,
  3. acting,
  4. acting area,
  5. actinia,
  6. actinic,
  7. actinic cheilitis,
  8. actinic dermatitis,
  9. actinic elastosis,
  10. actinic granuloma

Origin of actinian

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

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