Definition of Actinians

1. Noun. (plural of actinian) ¹

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Definition of Actinians

1. actinian [n] - See also: actinian

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinians

actin kinase
acting out
acting scrum-half
acting scrum-halves
acting up
actinians (current term)
actinic cheilitis
actinic conjunctivitis
actinic dermatitis
actinic granuloma
actinic keratitis
actinic keratosis
actinic prurigo
actinic radiation
actinic ray
actinic reticuloid

Literary usage of Actinians

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1. Report (1904)
"Indirectly, hew- ever, we seem to have good grounds for certain conclusions regarding their past history. As regards ordinary soft-bodied actinians we have ..."

2. Comparative Physiology of the Brain and Comparative Psychology by Jacques Loeb (1900)
"He mentions the possibility of a conduction of stimuli as one of the conditions that speak for the existence of a nervous system in actinians. ..."

3. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History by American Museum of Natural History (1903)
"WEST INDIAN SPONGE-INCRUSTING actinians. By JE DUERDEN. PLATES XLIV-XLVII. Among collections of sponges from the West Indies will usually be found one or ..."

4. Immunity in Infective Diseases by Elie Metchnikoff (1907)
"... and actinians.—Actino-diastase.—Transition from intracellular digestion to digestion by secreted juices.—Digestion in the higher animals. ..."

5. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1903)
"It is exceedingly interesting to note that of all the actinians, those which approach nearest to the corals in structure are, as Duerden himself has ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1914)
"His descriptions of actinians are no better than an intelligent boy twelve ... The leading European authorities, familiar with the actinians of the same ..."

7. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1905)
"When the actinians were gently removed from the claws and after a time again ... Enquiry may now be made as to how far the crab and its actinians are ..."

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