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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.]
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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]
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(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.
Built in the 1800s, the church is made of coralline limestone and houses a 19th-century pipe organ and several neoclassical retablos, or altarpiece.
It is unclear which other species, such as coralline algae that facilitate the survival of vulnerable coral larvae, are also expanding into new areas u- or how successful young corals can be without them.
The habitats within the cracks and coralline structure were checked meticulously during each transect.
Sand friction is composed of carbonate material eroded from coralline terraces and terrigenous detrital material transported by seasonal wadis during flood event and contains high concentration of Ca, Mg and Sr, whereas, trace element concentrations are positively correlated with mud, Fe, Al, Ti, Mn, Cu, Ni, Co, Cr, V and B contents.
The Oyster Thief tells the story of Coralline and Izar, a mermaid and a human, whose lives and worlds coincide to tell a tale rich in adventure, romance, and mystery.
From the Greek word for 'sea,' this unique therapy makes use of the components of seawater for medical treatments including weight loss, detoxification, antiaging and regeneration; these components include the seawater itself, mud and silt, algae and seaweed, as well as coralline minerals.
One organism that has been identified as most vulnerable to OA is a group of calcifying algae called coralline algae.
2008) that vary with respect to exposure and contain hard substrate (bedrock and boulders/cobble) with ample quantities of benthic diatoms, and micro and macro-algae, and are often associated with crustose coralline algae that is thought to serve as a settlement cue (Roberts 2003).