Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A dark-brown, horn-like, albuminoid compound comprising the axial skeleton of the coral Gorgonia Cavolinii.
“The main structural skeleton of a sea fan colony is formed from a flexible, horny substance called gorgonin.”
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