veretillum

noun ver·e·til·lum \ˌverəˈtiləm\

Definition of veretillum

  1. 1 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

  2. 2 plural -s :  any animal of the genus Veretillum

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Origin and Etymology of veretillum

New Latin, from Latin, diminutive of veretrum genitals; akin to Latin vereri to fear — more at wary


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