coralline[kôr′ə līn′, -lin]
coralline definition by Webster's New World
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- any animal related to or resembling the corals
- any of a family (Corallinaceae) of red algae that produce limestone
Origin: Modern Latin corallina ; from the adjective
- consisting of coral or corallines
- resembling coral, esp. in color
Origin: LL corallinus, coral-red
coralline definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Of, consisting of, or producing coral.
- Resembling coral, especially in color.
- Any of various red algae of the family Corallinaceae whose fronds are covered with calcareous deposits.
- Any of various organisms that resemble coral, such as certain bryozoans or hydrozoans.
Origin: French corallin, from Late Latin corallīnus, from Latin corallium, coral; see coral.