stylaster

noun
sty·​las·​ter | \ stīˈlastə(r), -laas- \

Definition of stylaster

1 capitalized : a genus of delicate usually pink hydrocorals (order Stylasterina)
2 plural -s : any coral of the genus Stylaster or sometimes of the order Stylasterina

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New Latin, from styl- entry 1 + -aster

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“Stylaster.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stylaster. Accessed 27 January 2020.

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