Definition of Gorgonian. Meaning of Gorgonian. Synonyms of Gorgonian

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Definition of Gorgonian

Gorgonian
Gorgonian Gor*go"ni*an, n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Gorgoniacea.
Gorgonian
Gorgonian Gor*go"ni*an, a. [L. Gorgoneus.] 1. Pertaining to, or resembling, a Gorgon; terrifying into stone; terrific. The rest his look Bound with Gorgonian rigor not to move. --Milton. 2. (Zo["o]l.) Pertaining to the Gorgoniacea; as, gorgonian coral.

Meaning of Gorgonian from wikipedia

- corals, the order Alcyonacea now contains all species previously known as "gorgonian corals", that produce a more or less hard skeleton, though quite different...
- is pygmy seahorse camouflage that it was discovered only when a host gorgonian was being examined in a laboratory. In 1969 a New Caledonian scientist...
- Venus fan, Venus sea fan, common sea fan, West Indian sea fan, and purple gorgonian seafan, is a species of sea fan, a sessile colonial soft coral. The Venus...
- The gorgonian twig coral (Homphyton verrucosum) is a species of gorgonian sea fan in the family Anthothelidae. This coral grows as finger-like branches...
- -2, J.A.-3 (March 2013). "Isolation of potential fungal pathogens in gorgonian corals at the Tropical Eastern Pacific". Coral Reefs; Heidelberg. 32 (1):...
- Nemanthus annamensis, commonly known as the gorgonian wrapper, is a species of sea anemone found in central Indo-Pacific waters. Nemanthus annamensis...
- Octocorallia, which have eight-fold symmetry and includes the soft corals and gorgonians (sea pens, sea fans and sea whips), and sea pansies. The smaller subclass...
- Erythropodium caribaeorum, commonly known as the encrusting gorgonian or encrusting polyps, is a species of soft coral in the family Anthothelidae. It...
- Eunicella cavolini, commonly known as the yellow gorgonian or yellow sea whip, is a species of colonial soft coral in the family Gorgoniidae. It is native...
- to specific host gorgonians (corals). The pygmy seahorse is well camouflaged and extremely difficult to spot amongst the gorgonian coral it inhabits...