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hydrocoral

[ hahy-druh-kawr-uhl, -kor- ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈkɔr əl, -ˈkɒr- /
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noun
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

hydrocoral

hydrocoralline

/ (ˌhaɪdrəˈkɒrəl) /

noun
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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