What does alcyonacea mean?

alcyonacea meaning in General Dictionary

a team of soft bodied Alcyonaria that Alcyonium could be the kind See Illust under Alcyonaria

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  • comprising the soft corals
  • several soft-bodied Alcyonaria, that Alcyonium could be the type. See Illust. under Alcyonaria.

Sentence Examples with the word alcyonacea

The skeleton of the Alcyonacea consists of separate calcareous spicules, which are often, especially in the Nephthyidae, so abundant and so closely interlocked as to form a tolerably firm and hard armour.

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