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  1. a genus of corals forming small, encrusting colonies, found in shallow waters off both coasts of the U.S.
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Origin of Astrangia

1848; < New Latin < Greek ástr(on) star + angeî(on) vessel + -a -a2
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Historical Examples

  • Next come the Madreporians, of which our Astrangia, to be described hereafter, may be cited as an example.

    Seaside Studies in Natural History

    Elizabeth Cabot Cary Agassiz