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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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(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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any reef-building coral of the genera Meandrina and Diploria, having a highly convoluted surface.
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|Noun||1.||brain 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
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