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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various colonial hydroids of the genus Sertularia, having stalkless polyps arranged in pairs along a branching stem.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Pertaining to the genus Sertularia in a broad sense, or having its characters. Also sertularidan.
  • noun A member of the group to which the genus Sertularia belongs.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) Any species of Sertularia, or of Sertularidæ, a family of hydroids having branched chitinous stems and simple sessile hydrothecæ. Also used adjectively.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any species of genus Sertularella, or of family Sertulariidae, hydroids having branched chitinous stems and simple sessile hydrothecae.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun feathery colony of long-branched stems bearing stalkless paired polyps

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Sertulāria, genus name, from Latin sertula, diminutive of serta, garland, from feminine past participle of serere, to join; see ser- in Indo-European roots.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From New Latin sertularia ("a former genus name") +‎ -an

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