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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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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.
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.
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.
Sea floors that have not been dredged or trawled tend to be covered with a dense reef of living creatures: oysters, fan mussels and many other shelly species, soft corals, sea pens, sea fans, sponges, coralline seaweeds, peacock worms and anenomes.
Both nests were made from dry branches of Saueida monica dominating the island, drifted wood, cystoseira, coralline algae, seaweeds, elephant ear sponges.
A March 2012 scientific survey of Pitcairn's marine environment, led by the National Geographic Pristine Seas project in partnership with Pew, revealed a vibrant ecosystem that includes the world's deepest-known living plant, a species of encrusting coralline algae found 382 metres (1,253 feet) below sea level.
Textural and mineralogical changes in coralline algae, during meteoric diagenesis: an experimental approach.
1) is a submersed reef, with depths ranging from 15 to 25 m, formed by beach rocks and is superficially colonized by bryozoans, sponges, crustaceans, polychaetes, and coralline algae (Buchmann et al.
Di-versamente dalle altre specie di mullidi sono in grado di procurarsi il cibo altrettanto efficientemente anche su bar-riere rocciose e coralline, dispiegando i loro barbigli ec-cezionalmente lunghi negli interstizi, spingendo cosi le prede (soprattutto piccoli pesci) allo scoperto.
Coralline algal growth-increment widths archive North Atlantic climate variability.