brain coral definition

  • noun:
    • some of a few reef-building corals associated with genus Meandrina, forming curved colonies that resemble the convolutions for the human brain.
    • some of a few species of coral in the form of a brain.
    • a massive reef-building coral obtaining the area covered by ridges divided by furrows so as to resemble notably the top of brain, esp. these types of corals of the genera M├Žandrina and Diploria.
    • See under Brain.
    • the favorite title of red coral of the genus Meandrina: so-called given that it resembles in its trivial appearance the convolutions of the mind.
    • massive reef-building red coral having a convoluted and furrowed surface

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