Alcyonacea

plural noun Al·cy·o·na·cea \ˌal-sē-ə-ˈnā-sh(ē-)ə\

Definition of Alcyonacea

  1. :  an order or other division of Alcyonaria comprising the soft corals

alcyonacean

\ˌal-sē-ə-ˈnā-shən\ adjective or noun

alcyonic

\¦al-sē-¦ä-nik\ adjective

alcyoniform

\¦al-sē-¦ä-nə-ˌfȯrm\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of alcyonacea

New Latin, from Alcyonium + -acea


First Known Use: 1851


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