hydrocoral

[hahy-druh-kawr-uh l, -kor-]

noun

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

Nearby words

  1. hydrocirsocele,
  2. hydrocodone,
  3. hydrocolloid,
  4. hydrocolpocele,
  5. hydrocooling,
  6. hydrocortisone,
  7. hydrocrack,
  8. hydrocracker,
  9. hydrocracking,
  10. hydrocyanic

Origin of hydrocoral

< New Latin Hydrocorallia or Hydrocorallinae; see hydro-1, coral, coralline

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrocoral

hydrocoral

hydrocoralline

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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