Ceriantharia

plural noun

Ce·​ri·​an·​thar·​ia
ˌsirēˌanˈtha(a)rēə
in some classifications
: an order of Anthozoa coextensive with Cerianthidae and usually included in Actiniaria
ceriantharian
¦⸗⸗ˌ⸗¦⸗rēən
adjective or noun

Word History

Etymology

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 25 May. 2024.

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