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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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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