Virgularian Vir`gu*la"ri*an, n. [From. L. virgula a small rod.] (Zo["o]l.) Any one of numerous species of long, slender Alcyonaria belonging to {Virgularia} and allied genera of the family {Virgularid[ae]}. These corals are allied to the sea-pens, but have a long rodlike rhachis inclosing a slender, round or square, calcareous axis. The polyps are arranged in transverse rows or clusters along each side of the rhachis. [1913 Webster]

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  • virgularian — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|la(a)rēən adjective Etymology: New Latin Virgularia + English an : of or relating to the genus Virgularia or family Virgulariidae II. noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

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  • sea rod — noun 1. : a gorgonian with long round branches 2. : virgularian …   Useful english dictionary

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