plural noun
Cor·​al·​li·​idae | \ ˌkȯrəˈlīəˌdē \

Definition of Coralliidae

: a family of erect branching corals (order Gorgonacea) having a dense skeletal axis free or nearly free from horny material — see corallium

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History and Etymology for Coralliidae

New Latin, from Corallium, type genus + -idae

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“Coralliidae.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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