veretillum

noun

ver·​e·​til·​lum
ˌverəˈtiləm
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
plural -s : any animal of the genus Veretillum

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Veretillum.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/veretillum. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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