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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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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.
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.
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.
Phylogenetic relationships of Corallinaceae (Corallinales, Rhodophyta): taxonomic implications for reef-building corallines.
It was abundant on Ulva, the brown alga Sargassum and corallines, with population densities averaging 52 individuals/10 cm2 of substrate (Fraser et al.
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.
Five entities showed higher frequency in most stations and treatments (10 and 20 cm): Siderastrea stellata, massive corallines, branched corallines, Favia gravida, and Agaricia agaricites.
Steneck (1986) and Miles and Meslow (1990) have discussed the role that secondary pit connections and cell fusions present in thalli of crustose corallines could have on the lateral translocation of photosynthates from parts of the thallus exposed to light to parts overgrown, but the importance of this process has not been quantified.
We assigned each epibiont taxon to 1 of 10 categories based on taxonomic affiliation, adult morphology, and life history: filamentous algae, fleshy algae, corallines (coralline algae, encrusting corals, Millepora, and bryozoa), soft-bodied cnidaria (small hydroids and larger anemones), massive sponges, encrusting sponges, ascidians, barnacles, bivalves, and worms.