Pennatulacea

plural noun
Pen·​nat·​u·​la·​cea | \ pəˌnachəˈlāshēə \

Definition of Pennatulacea

: an order of Alcyonaria including the sea pens, sea pansies, and related forms that develop a colony which usually resembles a feather, leaf, or club, is often more or less bilaterally symmetrical with the polyps arranged along the distal part of a central axis or on lateral branches and has the basal end of the axis destitute of polyps and embedded in the mud of the sea bottom

Other Words from Pennatulacea

pennatulacean \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦lāshən \ adjective or noun
pennatulaceous \ -​shəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Pennatulacea

New Latin, from Pennatula + -acea

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“Pennatulacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pennatulacea. Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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