brain coral

noun

Definition of brain coral

: a massive reef-building coral (such as genus Diploria) having the surface covered by ridges and furrows

Examples of brain coral in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The staghorn, elkhorn and brain coral living in Government Cut provide a real-world example of how coral communities can adapt to such things as rising heat and polluted runoff, even in such an unlikely setting as the port of Miami. Curt Anderson And Cody Jackson, Sun Sentinel, 9 May 2022 The staghorn, elkhorn and brain coral living in Government Cut provide a real-world example of how coral communities can adapt to such things as rising heat and polluted runoff, even in such an unlikely setting as the port of Miami. Curt Anderson And Cody Jackson, Anchorage Daily News, 9 May 2022 They'll all be interspersed as a mass of modular floating platforms in the pattern of a brain coral. Scott Gleeson, USA TODAY, 22 June 2022 Designed in a pattern similar to brain coral, the city will consist of 5,000 floating units including houses, restaurants, shops and schools, with canals running in between. CNN, 19 June 2022 Coral Morphologic sells a line of surf and swimwear that takes designs from flower anemones and brain coral and uses environmentally sustainable materials such as a type of nylon recycled from old fishing nets. Curt Anderson And Cody Jackson, Sun Sentinel, 9 May 2022 Coral Morphologic sells a line of surf and swimwear that takes designs from flower anemones and brain coral and uses environmentally sustainable materials such as a type of nylon recycled from old fishing nets. Curt Anderson And Cody Jackson, Anchorage Daily News, 9 May 2022 The park’s main pool, a 70-foot-deep cavern, is shaped like a funnel, with limestone formations that resemble brain coral. The Editors, Outside Online, 5 Feb. 2020 An unusual feature of the recovery is that brain coral that started out with heat-sensitive algae had a higher survival rate (82%) than coral that began with heat-tolerant algae (25%), the team reports today in Nature Communications. Erik Stokstad, Science | AAAS, 8 Dec. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of brain coral

circa 1711, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of brain coral was circa 1711

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19 Jul 2022

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“Brain coral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/brain%20coral. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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