from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of corals inhabiting a fixed, branching polypary, whose fleshy substance is spread like the branch of a tree over a central solid, calcareous, or corneous axis; the barked corals.
  • A higher grade of Protozoa in Lankester's classification, as the Gregarin√¶ and Infusoria. , ,
  • A division of the Porifera or sponges, represented by the genus Thetya.


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