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actiniae


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Actinia  \Ac*tin"i*a\,  n.;  pl  L.  {Actini[ae]},  E.  {Actinias}. 
  [Latinized  fr  Gr  ?,  ?,  ray.]  (Zo["o]l.) 
  a  An  animal  of  the  class  Anthozoa,  and  family 
  {Actinid[ae]}.  From  a  resemblance  to  flowers  in  form 
  and  color,  they  are  often  called  {animal  flowers}  and 
  {sea  anemones}.  [See  {Polyp}.]. 
  b  A  genus  in  the  family  {Actinid[ae]}. 




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