aher·​ma·​typ·​ic | \ ¦ā-ˌhər-mə-¦ti-pik \

Definition of ahermatypic

of corals
: not building reefs

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First Known Use of ahermatypic

1933, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ahermatypic

a- entry 2 + Greek herma reef, prop + English -typic

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“Ahermatypic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ahermatypic. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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