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hermatypic

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adjective her·ma·typ·ic \ˌhər-mə-ˈti-pik\

Definition of hermatypic

  1. :  building reefs <hermatypic corals>



Origin of hermatypic

Greek herma prop, reef + typtein to strike, coin + English -ic — more at type


First Known Use: 1950


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