Noun Actinia Definition and Examples


Noun:

Actinia

Pronunciation:

/akˈtɪnɪə/

Definition:
1.

noun

A sea anemone; specifically one of the genus Actinia. Also (in form Actinia): the genus itself.
    ((n.) An animal of the class Anthozoa, and family Actinidae. From a resemblance to flowers in form and color, they are often called animal flowers and sea anemones. [See Polyp.].|--|(n.) A genus in the family Actinidae.|--|)


    Origin:
    Mid 18th century; earliest use found in John Hill (bap. 1714, d. 1775), physician and actor. From scientific Latin Actinia from ancient Greek ἀκτῖν-, ἀκτίς ray + scientific Latin -ia.

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