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Meaning of ACTINIA

Pronunciation:  ak'tineeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  any sea anemone or related animal
  2. [n]  a genus of sea anemone common in rock pools
 

ACTINIA is a 7 letter word that starts with A.

 

 Synonyms: actinian, actiniarian, genus Actinia
 
 See Also: Actinaria, Actiniaria, coelenterate genus, order Actinaria, order Actiniaria, sea anemone

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Ac*tin"i*a\, n.; pl. L. {Actini[ae]}, E. {Actinias}.
[Latinized fr. Gr. ?, ?, ray.] (Zo["o]l.)
   (a) An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family
       {Actinid[ae]}. From a resemblance to flowers in form
       and color, they are often called {animal flowers} and
       {sea anemones}. [See {Polyp}.].
   (b) A genus in the family {Actinid[ae]}.

 

 

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