actinian

actinian
noun Etymology: New Latin actinia, from Greek aktin-, aktis Date: 1888 sea anemone

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  • actinian — n. 1. any sea anemone or related animal. Syn: actinia, actiniarian [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • actinian — /ak tin ee euhn/, adj. 1. belonging or pertaining to the order or suborder Actiniaria, comprising the sea anemones. n. 2. any sea anemone. [1885 90; < NL Actini(a) ACTINIA + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • actinian — noun A sea anemone (of the order Actiniaria) …   Wiktionary

  • actinian — n. sea anemone …   English contemporary dictionary

  • actinian — [ak tɪnɪən] noun Zoology a sea anemone. Origin C18: from the mod. L. genus name Actinia (from Gk aktis, aktin ray ) + an …   English new terms dictionary

  • actinian — ac·tin·i·an …   English syllables

  • actinian — noun any sea anemone or related animal • Syn: ↑actinia, ↑actiniarian • Hypernyms: ↑sea anemone, ↑anemone • Member Holonyms: ↑Actiniaria, ↑order Actiniaria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • actiniarian — noun any sea anemone or related animal • Syn: ↑actinia, ↑actinian • Hypernyms: ↑sea anemone, ↑anemone • Member Holonyms: ↑Actiniaria, ↑order Actiniaria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • actinarian — I. adjective see actinian I II. noun see actinian II …   Useful english dictionary

  • actiniarian — n. 1. any sea anemone or related animal. Syn: actinia, actinian [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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