capitalized : a genus of club-shaped pennatulaceans with zooids distributed irregularly all round the rachis that occur at moderate depths in the Mediterranean and Atlantic
plural -s : any animal of the genus Veretillum

Word History


New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of veretrum genitals; akin to Latin vereri to fear

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“Veretillum.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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