plural noun

: a small order of alcyonarian coelenterates sometimes included in the Alcyonacea and having colonies that consist of long axial polyps with lateral polyps as side branches

Word History


New Latin, from Telesto, genus of Coelenterata (from Greek telestos fulfilled, from telein to fulfill) + -acea

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“Telestacea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jun. 2023.

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