pennatula

noun
pen·​nat·​u·​la | \ pəˈnachələ \

Definition of pennatula

1 capitalized : a common genus (the type of the family Pennatulidae) of sea pens
2 plural pennatulae\ -​chəˌlē \ or pennatulas : sea pen

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Other Words from pennatula

pennatulid \ -​lə̇d \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for pennatula

New Latin, from Late Latin, feminine of pennatulus winged, from Latin pennatus winged + -ulus -ule

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“Pennatula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pennatula. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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