Definition of Gorgonacea
: an order of Alcyonaria distinguished from Alcyonacea chiefly by an axial skeleton covered and secreted by a cellular coenenchyme extending between the zooids or polyps that is usually rather horny and commonly of branching form
gorgonaceanadjective or noun
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Origin and Etymology of gorgonacea
New Latin, from Gorgonia + -acea
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