hermatype

[ hur-muh-tahyp ]
/ ˈhɜr məˌtaɪp /

noun

reef-building coral.

Origin of hermatype

1975–80; < Greek hérma reef + -type
Related formsher·ma·typ·ic [hur-muh-tip-ik] /ˌhɜr məˈtɪp ɪk/, adjective
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