coral of the extinct genus Halysites, from the Ordovician and Silurian periods, consisting of oval, laterally compressed corallites united to form a chainlike structure.
OTFRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
7 Words The Internet ReinventedRead more in this article about some frequently asked questions and fun facts related to our definitions.
- chaillu, paul belloni du,
- chain drive,
- chain fern,
- chain gang,
- chain gear,
- chain grate
Origin of chain coral
First recorded in 1800–10
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019