Pennatulas
Pennatula Pen*nat"u*la, n.; pl. L. {Pennatul[ae]}, E. {Pennatulas}. [NL., fr. L. penna a feather.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of {Pennatula}, {Pteroides}, and allied genera of Alcyonaria, having a featherlike form; a sea-pen. The zooids are situated along one edge of the side branches. [1913 Webster]

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  • Pennatula — Pen*nat u*la, n.; pl. L. {Pennatul[ae]}, E. {Pennatulas}. [NL., fr. L. penna a feather.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of {Pennatula}, {Pteroides}, and allied genera of Alcyonaria, having a featherlike form; a sea pen. The zooids are… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pennatulae — Pennatula Pen*nat u*la, n.; pl. L. {Pennatul[ae]}, E. {Pennatulas}. [NL., fr. L. penna a feather.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of numerous species of {Pennatula}, {Pteroides}, and allied genera of Alcyonaria, having a featherlike form; a sea pen. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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