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

Definition of Telestacea

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of telestacea

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

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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