Definition of Alcyonacea

1. Noun. Comprising the soft corals.

Exact synonyms: Suborder Alcyonacea
Generic synonyms: Animal Order
Group relationships: Alcyonaria, Order Alcyonaria



Definition of Alcyonacea

1. n. pl. A group of soft-bodied Alcyonaria, of which Alcyonium is the type. See Illust. under Alcyonaria.

Medical Definition of Alcyonacea

1. A group of soft-bodied Alcyonaria, of which Alcyonium is the type. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alcyonacea

alcohometry
alcolock
alcolocks
alcool
alcoometry
alcopop
alcopops
alcorza
alcorzas
alcos
alcove
alcoved
alcoves
alcuronium
alcuronium chloride
alcyonacea (current term)
alcyonaria
alcyonarian
alcyonarians
alcyones
alcyonic
alcyonium
alcyoniums
alcyonoid
alcyonoids
aldactazide
aldadiene
aldaric
aldaric acid
aldaric acids

Literary usage of Alcyonacea

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1. The Zoological Record ...: Being Records of Zoological Literature by Zoological Society of London (1901)
"... MAY, tc Antarctic: Subantarctic alcyonacea, comprising 9 species, 2 Clavu- Arch. Zool. exp. (3) viii, p. 353. Mediterranean : Alcyonaria of the Golfe du ..."

2. Bulletin of the Essex Institute by Essex Institute (1891)
"alcyonacea. Body with circular hast- with calcareous septa. ... alcyonacea, Attached, fleshy, with scattered spicules. Massive, colonial. ..."

3. Contributions from the Bermuda Biological Station for Research by Bermuda Biological Station for Research (1916)
"... little attention except from von Koch ('87) in his very important but early comparative study. Studies on the alcyonacea have been relatively numerous. ..."

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