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metridium

[ mi-trid-ee-uhm ]
/ mɪˈtrɪd i əm /
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noun

any sea anemone of the genus Metridium, common in cooler waters of the Northern Hemisphere.

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Origin of metridium

<New Latin (1815), noun use of neuter of metridius having a womb, fruitful <Greek mētrídios, derivative of mḗtra womb
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  • A Metridium marginatum, the most common sea-anemone of this coast, was taken here which measured six inches in diameter.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
  • Its name is Metridium something or other; I forget the rest of it.

    The Lucky Seventh|Ralph Henry Barbour
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