Definition of Pennatula

1. Noun. Type genus of the family Pennatulidae: sea pens.

Exact synonyms: Genus Pennatula
Generic synonyms: Coelenterate Genus
Group relationships: Family Pennatulidae, Pennatulidae
Member holonyms: Sea Pen



Definition of Pennatula

1. n. Any one of numerous species of Pennatula, Pteroides, and allied genera of Alcyonaria, having a featherlike form; a sea-pen. The zooids are situated along one edge of the side branches.

Medical Definition of Pennatula

1. Origin: NL, fr. L. Penna a feather. Any one of numerous species of Pennatula, Pteroides, and allied genera of Alcyonaria, having a featherlike form; a sea-pen. The zooids are situated along one edge of the side branches. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pennatula

penna
pennaceous
pennae
pennage
pennages
pennal
pennals
penname
pennames
pennant
pennantite
pennants
pennate
pennate muscle
pennated
pennatula (current term)
pennatulacea
penne
penne rigate
penned
penneech
penneechs
penneeck
penneecks
penner
penners
pennes
penni
pennia
pennied

Literary usage of Pennatula

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1. Animal and Vegetable Physiology: Considered with Reference to Natural Theology by Peter Mark Roget (1836)
"Cuvier even represents the polypes of the pennatula as having the power of keeping lime, while they are waving the mass through the water, as if they were ..."

2. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by Royal Society of Edinburgh (1827)
"A more singular and beautiful spectacle could scarcely be conceived, than that of a deep purple pennatula ..."

3. The Edinburgh Journal of Science by Sir David Brewster (1827)
"A more singular and beautiful spectacle could scarcely be conceived, than that of a deep purple pennatula ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"... syringa, "cuscuta, * pustulosa, •frutescens, swallowing them. The indigestible parts are agan - th row n out by the mouth. pinaster, pennatula, ..."

5. A Manual of Zoology by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1870)
"pennatula (fig. 32), or the " Cock's-comb," consists of a free ... 33), which, like pennatula, occurs not ..."

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