Alcyonaria

plural noun
Al·cy·o·nar·ia | \ ˌal-sē-ə-ˈner-ē-ə \

Definition of Alcyonaria 

: a subclass or order of Anthozoa including chiefly compound coelenterates having polyps with 8-branched tentacles and eight septa and comprising the Stolonifera, Alcyonacea, Gorgonacea, and Pennatulacea

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alcyonarian \ˌal-sē-ə-ˈner-ē-ən \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of Alcyonaria

1840, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Alcyonaria

New Latin, from Alcyonium + -aria

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