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

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

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

  • n. 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.

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

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