Umbellula

noun Um·bel·lu·la \ ˌəmˈbelyələ \

Definition of Umbellula

:a genus (the type of the family Umbellulidae) of deep-sea alcyonarians consisting of a cluster of large flowerlike polyps at the summit of a long slender stem that stands upright in the mud and is supported by a bulbous base

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Origin and Etymology of umbellula

New Latin, diminutive of umbella umbel


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