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cor·al·line(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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cor•al•line(ˈkɔr ə lɪn, -ˌlaɪn, ˈkɒr-)
1. composed of coral or having the structure of coral.
3. any red alga impregnated with lime.
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