palus

noun pa·lus \ˈpāləs\

Definition of palus

plural

pali

\-ˌlī\
  1. :  any of several upright slender calcareus processes that surround the central part of the calyculus of some corals

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Origin and Etymology of palus

New Latin, from Latin, stake — more at pole


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