Telestacea

plural noun
Tel·​es·​ta·​cea | \ ˌtelə̇ˈstāshēə \

Definition of Telestacea

: 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

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History and Etymology for Telestacea

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

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“Telestacea.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Telestacea. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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