sertularian

[ sur-choo-lair-ee-uh n ]
/ ˌsɜr tʃʊˈlɛər i ən /

noun Zoology.

a type of hydroid that forms stiff, feathery colonies in which the cups holding the zooids are sessile.

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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British Dictionary definitions for sertularian

sertularian

/ (ˌsɜːtjʊˈlɛərɪən) /

noun

any of various hydroid coelenterates of the genus Sertularia, forming feathery colonies of long branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps

Word Origin for sertularian

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