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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.
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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
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brain′ cor`al


n.
any reef-building coral of the genera Meandrina and Diploria, having a highly convoluted surface.
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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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A photo was taken a couple of years back also showed what looks like brain coral fossil on the surface of the planet.
The exhibition stood out as everyone was greeted by a tall brain coral wall panel surrounded by decorations inspired by mangrove trees.
In 1972,1 saw every type of coral imaginable: brain coral, club finger coral, elk coral, great star coral, pillar coral, staghorn coral, table coral, and tube coral.
That's particularly important for slow-growing species like brain coral. They form the foundation of a reef structure but in traditional reef restoration projects people haven't been able to grow them because they grow very slowly.
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.
Open this book whenever you find yourself wondering what to make next; you'll find woolly bear caterpillars, brain coral, sea anemones, and robins, along with many other projects inspired by nature.
Chadwick-Furman, "Sweeper tentacles of the brain coral Platygyra daedalea: induced development and effects on competitors," Marine Ecology Progress Series, vol.
The perfectly spherical orbs developed by Goodyear (and 3D-printed with a tread that mirrors the patterns of a brain coral) entertain a world where maglev vehicles float above their tyres and drive sideways as easily as forwards.
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.