eschara

noun

es·​cha·​ra
ˈeskərə
1
capitalized : a genus of bryozoans (order Cheilostomata) that produce delicate colonies resembling various fragile corals
2
plural -s : any bryozoan of the genus Eschara
also : an erect 2-layered bryozoan colony
escharine
-ˌrīn
-rə̇n
adjective
escharoid
-ˌrȯid
adjective

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from Late Latin, scab, scar

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“Eschara.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eschara. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

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