Sertularian
Sertularian Ser`tu*la"ri*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) Any species of Sertularia, or of {Sertularid[ae]}, a family of hydroids having branched chitinous stems and simple sessile hydrothec[ae]. Also used adjectively. [1913 Webster]

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  • sertularian — [sʉr΄tyo͞o ler′ē ən] n. [< ModL Sertularia < L sertula, dim. of serta, garland < fem. pp. of serere, to join together (see SERIES) + AN] any of a family (Sertulariidae) of hydroids growing in colonies made up of double rowed branches of… …   English World dictionary

  • sertularian — noun feathery colony of long branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps • Hypernyms: ↑hydrozoan, ↑hydroid • Member Holonyms: ↑Sertularia, ↑genus Sertularia * * * I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ən adjective …   Useful english dictionary

  • sertularian — /serr choo lair ee euhn/, n. Zool. a type of hydroid that forms stiff, feathery colonies in which the cups holding the zooids are sessile. [1840 50; < NL Sertulari(a) genus name (L sertul(a), dim. of serta wreath + aria ARIA) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • sertularian — noun Any species of genus Sertularella, or of family Sertulariidae, hydroids having branched chitinous stems and simple sessile hydrothecae …   Wiktionary

  • sertularian — ser·tu·lar·i·an …   English syllables

  • sertularian — /sɜtʃəˈlɛəriən/ (say serchuh lairreeuhn) noun a type of hydroid that forms stiff feathery colonies in which the cups holding the zooids are sessile. {New Latin Sertulāria, genus name (from Latin sertula, diminutive of serta garland) + an} …   Australian English dictionary

  • ser|tu|lum — «SUR chuh luhm», noun, plural la « luh». selection of plants scientifically studied or described. ╂[< New Latin sertulum, diminutive of Latin sertula, see etym. under sertularian (Cf. ↑sertularian)] …   Useful english dictionary

  • In spite of the teeth — Tooth Tooth (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • In the teeth — Tooth Tooth (t[=oo]th), n.; pl. {Teeth} (t[=e]th). [OE. toth,tooth, AS. t[=o][eth]; akin to OFries. t[=o]th, OS. & D. tand, OHG. zang, zan, G. zahn, Icel. t[ o]nn, Sw. & Dan. tand, Goth. tumpus, Lith. dantis, W. dant, L. dens, dentis, Gr. odoy s …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sea fir — (Zo[ o]l.) A sertularian hydroid, especially Sertularia abietina, which branches like a miniature fir tree. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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