chain coral


coral of the extinct genus Halysites, from the Ordovician and Silurian periods, consisting of oval, laterally compressed corallites united to form a chainlike structure.

Nearby words

  1. chahar,
  2. chai,
  3. chaikovski,
  4. chaillu, paul belloni du,
  5. chain,
  6. chain drive,
  7. chain fern,
  8. chain gang,
  9. chain gear,
  10. chain grate

Origin of chain coral

First recorded in 1800–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019