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brain coral

n.
Any of several reef-building corals of various genera, especially Diploria, that form rounded colonies resembling the convolutions of the human brain.

brain coral

n
(Animals) a stony coral of the genus Meandrina, in which the polyps lie in troughlike thecae resembling the convoluted surface of a human brain

brain′ cor`al


n.
any reef-building coral of the genera Meandrina and Diploria, having a highly convoluted surface.
[1700–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.brain coral - massive reef-building coral having a convoluted and furrowed surfacebrain coral - massive reef-building coral having a convoluted and furrowed surface
madrepore, madriporian coral, stony coral - corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands
genus Maeandra, Maeandra - brain corals
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Snorkelling through valleys of yellow, brown and purple fan and parrot brain coral with parrot, sergeant major and angel fish for company resembled a scene from Sir David Attenborough's Blue Planet II.
The new species, listed under the scientific name of Desis bobmarleyi, are described based on male and female specimens spotted and collected from brain coral.
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Biomimicry, making the tire emulate the pattern of brain coral, would have it change the tread shape and work like a natural sponge, becoming softer in wet conditions and dryer when it's not raining.
During the next 10 years, Sussman photographed 30 different ancient beings on all seven continents, ranging from lichens in Greenland to brain coral in the Caribbean Sea.
A chocolate-brown colony of brain coral, nearly 8 inches wide, has grown on the stony surface, its distinctive fleshy, serpentine folds nearly covering the rock.
Upstairs is a ramshackle collection of dusty curios; exotic shells, brain coral, feather headdress, armadillo shell and lion skin were once prized possessions of the artist.
I was particularry curious, for example, if I could relocate an eight-foot high brain coral, perhaps 500 years old, that Lucas had photographed in Florida in 1982.
Tobago's Japanese Gardens, off the western end of Goat Island, is a vibrant reef, bursting with colour, swaying reeds and 'dead man's fingers', and home to the largest brain coral in the world.
Materials include dinosaur bone, brain coral and meteorite.
Soft coral such as seafan and brain coral are also present south of Astola Island.
I peeked into a corridor on my left and there, nestled among mounded orangey brain coral, a sleek, brown nurse shark lay sleeping, his body motionless save the gentle waving of his scalloped tail in the undersea wind.