actinia

NOUN
  1. any sea anemone or related animal
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  • In the midst of this inextricable mass of plants and sea weed, I noticed some charming pink halcyons and actiniae, with their long tentacles trailing after them, and medusae, green, red, and blue. Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Cold-water coral mound dominated by Lophelia pertusa and colonised by orange actinians and a white anthipathrian.
  • Bilaterality.-All anthozoan groups, including both the Rugosa and the Scleractinia, are distinguished by an essentially bilateral organization.
  • The life cycles of the hydrozoans P. carnea (B) and Hydractinia echinata (C) and a representative anthozoan (D).
  • Further, the second experiment to be adduced against the specificity of anaphylaxis I conducted with two kinds of toxalbumin, extracted from the Actinia, a substance which I named congestin, as its property is to bring on grave congestion of the circulatory system in the intestines and stomach. Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture
  • In Hydractinia, these features involve changes in the regulation of axial patterning along stolons and polyps.
  • Since the beginning of the Cenozoic, reefs have become dominated by scleractinian corals and calcareous algae.
  • Evolutionary developmental innovations important for colonial integration have evolved independently in many colonial hydrozoans, and are displayed both in Hydractinia and in more advanced forms of siphonophores.
  • The larger, more conspicuous include other species of cold-water coral, actinians and sponges.
  • It was thickly covered with a mass of corals, actiniae, and other productions of the ocean, of vast dimensions, of every possible form, and of the most brilliant colours. In the Eastern Seas
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