plural noun

: an order of alcyonarians comprising colonial polyps connected by stolons and supported by a skeleton of calcareous spicules which may be more or less fused into tubes compare organ-pipe coral

Word History


New Latin, from stolon + -i- + Latin -fera, neuter plural of -fer -ferous

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“Stolonifera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 Jun. 2024.

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