virgularian


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Virgularian \Vir`gu*la"ri*an\, n. [From. L. virgula a small
   rod.] (Zool.)
   Any one of numerous species of long, slender Alcyonaria
   belonging to Virgularia and allied genera of the family
   Virgularidae. 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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