actinia definition

  • noun:
    • A sea anemone or a related pet.
    • a sea anemone, a part of the genus Actinia.
    • An animal for the class Anthozoa, and family Actinidæ. From a resemblance to flowers in type and shade, they are usually called animal blossoms and ocean anemones. [See polyp.].
    • A genus inside household Actinidæ.
    • Agenus of zoöphytes, from the Radiata of Cuvier, regarded as the type of your order Malacodermata, subclass Zoantharia, course Actinozoa, subkingdom Cælenterata, in modern classification.
    • An animal of the genus Actinia or family Actiniidæ.
    • a genus of sea anemone typical in stone swimming pools
    • any water anemone or associated animal

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