Ceriantharia

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

Definition of Ceriantharia

in some classifications

  1. :  an order of Anthozoa coextensive with Cerianthidae and usually included in Actiniaria

ceriantharian

adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of ceriantharia

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


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