her·​ma·​typ·​ic ˌhər-mə-ˈti-pik How to pronounce hermatypic (audio)
: building reefs
hermatypic corals

Word History


Greek herma prop, reef + typtein to strike, coin + English -ic — more at type entry 1

First Known Use

1950, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hermatypic was in 1950

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Cite this Entry

“Hermatypic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hermatypic. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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