Ceriantharia

plural noun
Ce·​ri·​an·​thar·​ia | \ ˌsirēˌanˈtha(a)rēə \

Definition of Ceriantharia

in some classifications
: an order of Anthozoa coextensive with Cerianthidae and usually included in Actiniaria

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Other Words from Ceriantharia

ceriantharian \ ¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗¦⸗rēən \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Ceriantharia

New Latin, from Cerianthus, type genus (from Greek kērion honeycomb—from kēros wax—+ New Latin -anthus) + -aria

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“Ceriantharia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ceriantharia. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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