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 (kôr′ə-lĭn, -līn′, kŏr′-)
1. Of, consisting of, or producing coral.
2. Resembling coral, especially in color.
1. Any of various red algae of the family Corallinaceae whose fronds are covered with calcareous deposits.
2. Any of various organisms that resemble coral, such as certain bryozoans.

[French corallin, from Late Latin corallīnus, from Latin corallium, coral; see coral.]


1. (Zoology) Also: coralloid of, relating to, or resembling coral
2. (Colours) of the colour of coral
3. (Plants) any of various red algae impregnated with calcium carbonate, esp any of the genus Corallina
4. (Animals) any of various animals that resemble coral, such as certain sponges
[C16: from Late Latin corallīnus coral red, from Latin corāllium coral]


(ˈkɔr ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, ˈkɒr-)

1. composed of coral or having the structure of coral.
2. corallike.
3. any red alga impregnated with lime.
[1535–45; < Late Latin corallīnus coral red. See coral, -ine1]
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They crimped and curled her hair, they polished her neck and arms with some fragrant powder, touched her lips with coralline salve to make them redder, and Hortense would have added `a soupcon of rouge', if Meg had not rebelled.
As to the vessel, it moved not, and was immovable, as if the coralline polypi had already walled it up with their in destructible cement.
It is remarkable that in all the different kinds of glowworms, shining elaters, and various marine animals (such as the crustacea, medusae, nereidae, a coralline of the genus Clytia, and Pyrosma), which I have observed, the light has been of a well-marked green colour.
Juveniles, on the other hand, have been shown to be grazers, and the epithelial layer of the encrusting corallines on which the recruits are found, together with benthic diatoms, is a source of nutrition for recruits and small juveniles (Al-Rashdi & Iwao 2008).
Ichthyofaune de quelques recifs corallines des Iles Maurice et La Reunion.
Skeletal grains are formed as internal or external skeletal units of marine organisms, including crustose and articulate corallines, mollusc shells, forams, gastropods, algae, and echinoid fragments.
Gesner Id and Number Gesner Location Schorl GN1075 Connick's Mills, Waewig River Novaculite or Hone Campobello Slate GN 1253 Fossil Corallines Digdeguash River GN1363.
Just like reef corallines, algae flora reflects the cooling of the Mediterranean and its isolation from the Indian Ocean, and only a few tropical biotas existed in the Messinian era.
Moreover, the sloughing of surface layers observed for most crustose species (Giraud & Cabioch 1976) could be contributing to the reduction of attached diatom cells on the CCA substrate and might therefore affect growth rates of postlarvae, given that corallines present a low food value for abalone postlarvae (Roberts 2001).
In one case, many strains of bacteria isolated from turf-forming corallines induced settlement at rates comparable with the turf-forming corallines themselves (Huggett et al.