plural noun
Sto·​lo·​nif·​e·​ra | \ ˌstōləˈnif(ə)rə \

Definition of Stolonifera

: 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

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History and Etymology for Stolonifera

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

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“Stolonifera.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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