Definition of Alcyonaria

1. Noun. Corals and sea anemones having eight branches.




Definition of Alcyonaria

1. n. pl. One of the orders of Anthozoa. It includes the Alcyonacea, Pennatulacea, and Gorgonacea.

Medical Definition of Alcyonaria

1. One of the orders of Anthozoa. It includes the Alcyonacea, Pennatulacea, and Gorgonacea. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alcyonaria

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

Literary usage of Alcyonaria

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (Melbourne, Vic.), Royal Society of Victoria (1890)
"(2) Preliminary Report on a Collection of alcyonaria and Zoantharia from Port ... The numerous genera and species of Stoloniferous alcyonaria, which have ..."

2. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1902)
"alcyonaria of the Azores.2 — The explorations of the ... The alcyonaria from the Azores are increased from six ..."

3. Forms of Animal Life: A Manual of Comparative Anatomy : with Descriptions of by George Rolleston, William Hatchett Jackson (1888)
"Tabulae occur in Tubipora, and Heliopora among alcyonaria, in many extinct ... There are two perfectly distinct sub-classes, the alcyonaria and Zoantharia. ..."

4. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1898)
"The alcyonaria are all marine and, with the exception of the ... SJ Hickson, " A Revision of the genera of the alcyonaria Stolonifera," Trans. ..."

5. Natural History: A Manual of Zoölogy for Schools, Colleges, and the General by Sanborn Tenney (1869)
"... three orders, — alcyonaria, ... SUB-SECTION I. THE ORDER OF alcyonaria. This Order contains polyps which have well-developed ..."

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