actinian

noun ac·tin·i·an \ ak-ˈti-nē-ən \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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Origin and Etymology of actinian

New Latin Actinia, a sea anemone genus (from Greek aktīn-, aktís "ray, beam" + New Latin -ia 1-ia) + 1-an — more at actin-


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