Gorgonacea

plural noun Gor·go·na·cea \ˌgȯ(r)gəˈnāshēə\

Definition of Gorgonacea

  1. :  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

gorgonacean

adjective or noun

gorgonaceous

\-shəs\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gorgonacea

New Latin, from Gorgonia + -acea


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