sertularian


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ser·tu·lar·i·an

 (sûr′chə-lâr′ē-ən, sûr′tl-âr′-)
n.
Any of various colonial hydroids of the genus Sertularia, having stalkless polyps arranged in pairs along a branching stem.

[From New Latin Sertulāria, genus name, from Latin sertula, diminutive of serta, garland, from feminine past participle of serere, to join; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

sertularian

(ˌsɜːtjʊˈlɛərɪən)
n
(Zoology) any of various hydroid coelenterates of the genus Sertularia, forming feathery colonies of long branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps
[C18: from New Latin Sertulāria, from Latin sertula diminutive of serta a garland]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sertularian - feathery colony of long-branched stems bearing stalkless paired polypssertularian - feathery colony of long-branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps
hydroid, hydrozoan - colonial coelenterates having the polyp phase dominant
genus Sertularia, Sertularia - sessile hydroid that forms feathery colonies
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This species is always contained within the outer chitinous layer of a marine sertularian hydroid.