from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The stony corals; the Madreporaria.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The squamate or scaly reptiles; reptiles proper, as distinguished from Malacodermata. Also Scleroderma.
  • n. One of the divisions of Zoantharia, containing the stone-corals or madrepores. See cuts under brain-coral, coral, Madrepora, and madrepore.
  • n. A suborder of the cosomatous pteropods, represented by the family Eurybiidæ.


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