Definition of Actinia

1. Noun. A genus of sea anemone common in rock pools.

Exact synonyms: Genus Actinia
Generic synonyms: Coelenterate Genus
Group relationships: Actinaria, Actiniaria, Order Actinaria, Order Actiniaria



2. Noun. Any sea anemone or related animal.
Exact synonyms: Actinian, Actiniarian
Group relationships: Actinaria, Actiniaria, Order Actinaria, Order Actiniaria
Generic synonyms: Anemone, Sea Anemone

Definition of Actinia

1. n. An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinidæ. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp.].

Definition of Actinia

1. Noun. a sea anemone, a member of the genus Actiniaria. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Actinia

1. a marine animal [n -IAE or -IAS]

Medical Definition of Actinia

1. An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinidae. From a resemblance to flowers in form and colour, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp. A genus in the family Actinidae. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinia

actin-
actin N-acetylaminopeptidase
actin filament
actin kinase
actinal
actinally
actinaria
actineon
acting
acting(a)
acting out
acting scrum-half
acting scrum-halves
acting up
actings
actinia (current term)
actiniae
actinian
actinians
actiniarian
actinias
actinic
actinic cheilitis
actinic conjunctivitis
actinic dermatitis
actinic granuloma
actinic keratitis
actinic keratosis
actinic prurigo
actinic radiation

Literary usage of Actinia

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1874)
"The probability of a continuous plexus round the actinia and beneath each chromatophore is suggested, and the physiological action of the structures in ..."

2. The Wonders of Geology: Or, A Familiar Exposition of Geological Phenomena by Gideon Algernon Mantell, Thomas Rupert Jones (1858)
"The accompanying plan of the internal structure of the actinia (Lign. 142) serve to illustrate these remarks. The Surface of the LIGN. US. ..."

3. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1853)
"Jones, an illustration of actinia, taken from Quoy and Gaimard (Voyage de 1'Uranie), also conveys the same impression. Two only of the several authors which ..."

4. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1863)
"To the peduncle of one of these was attached a small actinia, about half an inch in length, and one-eighth of an inch in diameter. ..."

5. New Mallophaga by Vernon Lyman Kellogg, Robert Evens Snodgrass (1896)
"To the peduncle of one of these was attached a small actinia, about half an inch in length, and one-eighth of an inch in diameter. ..."

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