Definition of Genus pennatula
1. Noun. Type genus of the family Pennatulidae: sea pens.
Generic synonyms: Coelenterate Genus
Group relationships: Family Pennatulidae, Pennatulidae
Member holonyms: Sea Pen
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Pennatula
Literary usage of Genus pennatula
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1. The Copepodologist's Cabinet: A Biographical and Bibliographical History by David M. Damkaer (2002)
"Because of their feathery, leathery form, he placed them with the sea pens, in the genus Pennatula. This name is enshrined in the coelenterate order ..."
2. Encyclopaedia Britannica, a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and edited by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"In the typical genus, Pennatula (fig. 8), the colony look» like a feather having a stem divisible into an upper moiety or rachis, bearing lateral central ..."
3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1871)
"These sea pens (so called from the resemblance, in the genus Pennatula, of the whole colony to a pen) move freely about in the mud or sand at the bottom of ..."
4. On Molecular and Microscopic Science by Mary Somerville (1869)
"The genus Pennatula has a flatly- feathered, upright, calcareous axis, the bare part of which is analogous to the quill; but, instead of being fixed like ..."
5. Proceedings by Zoological Society of London (1848)
"... and some without any habitats : amongst the latter there is a fine specimen of a Sea Pen, resembling the true genus Pennatula in general form, ..."
6. Publication by Palaeontographical Society (Great Britain) (1850)
"... so as to adhere to extraneous bodies. The polypi mass is consequently free. 1. Genus PENNATULA. (In parte.) Linnaeus, Syst. Nat., 10th ed., p. ..."