[ hahy-druh-kawr-uh l, -kor- ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈkɔr əl, -ˈkɒr- /


any colonial marine animal of the hydrozoan order Stylasterina having a calcareous skeleton resembling that of the true corals.


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Origin of hydrocoral

< New Latin Hydrocorallia or Hydrocorallinae; see hydro-1, coral, coralline
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrocoral



/ (ˌhaɪdrəˈkɒrəl) /


any hydrozoan coelenterate of the order Milleporina (or Hydrocorallinae), which includes the millepores

Word Origin for hydrocoral

C20: from hydro- + coral
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