<zoology> Any one of numerous species of soft-bodied Anthozoa, belonging to the order Actrinaria; an actinian.

They have the oral disk surrounded by one or more circles of simple tapering tentacles, which are often very numerous, and when expanded somewhat resemble the petals of flowers, with colours varied and often very beautiful.

(01 Mar 1998)

se-, SEA, sea, sea acorn, sea adder < Prev | Next > sea anemones, sea ape, sea apple

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