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sertularian

[sur-choo-lair-ee-uh n]
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noun Zoology.
  1. a type of hydroid that forms stiff, feathery colonies in which the cups holding the zooids are sessile.
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Origin of sertularian

1840–50; < New Latin Sertulari(a) genus name (Latin sertul(a), diminutive of serta wreath + -āria -aria) + -an
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sertularian

noun
  1. any of various hydroid coelenterates of the genus Sertularia, forming feathery colonies of long branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps
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Word Origin

C18: from New Latin Sertulāria, from Latin sertula diminutive of serta a garland
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