soft coral

noun

Definition of soft coral

: any member of the alcyonarian order Alcyonacea in which the polyp bases fuse into a fleshy mass partially supported by calcareous spicules and which are common in shallow tropical seas (such as the Indian ocean)

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“Soft coral.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/soft%20coral. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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