Definition of Sea mat

1. Noun. Sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding.

Exact synonyms: Bryozoan, Moss Animal, Polyzoan, Sea Moss
Generic synonyms: Invertebrate
Group relationships: Bryozoa, Phylum Bryozoa, Polyzoa



Medical Definition of Sea mat

1. Any bryozoan of the genus Flustra or allied genera which form frondlike corals. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Mat

sea leopards
sea letter
sea lettuce
sea lettuces
sea level
sea levels
sea lilies
sea lily
sea lion
sea lions
sea loach
sea louse
sea mantis
sea mark
sea mat (current term)
sea maw
sea mew
sea mile
sea milkwort
sea monk
sea monks
sea monster
sea moss
sea mosses
sea mouse
sea mouth
sea mud
sea needle
sea needles

Literary usage of Sea mat

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1. Evenings at the Microscope: Or, Researches Among the Minuter Organs and by Philip Henry Gosse (1872)
"The spines LEAFY SEA-MAT. (A portion magnified.) projecting obliquely would interfere with the gaping of the door; and hence they are invariably absent ..."

2. The Gentleman's Magazine (1881)
"On the contrary, each member of the sea-mat colony is perfectly distinct from all its neighbours, and lives enclosed in its separate domicile. ..."

3. Chapters on Evolution by Andrew Wilson (1883)
"On the contrary, each member of the sea-mat colony is perfectly distinct from all its neighbours, and lives enclosed in its separate domicile. ..."

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