actinians

actinians
n. sea anemone

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Vestlet — Vest let, n. [Dim. of vest.] (Zo[ o]l.) Any one of several species of actinians belonging to the genus {Cerianthus}. These animals have a long, smooth body tapering to the base, and two separate circles of tentacles around the mouth. They form a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • James Edwin Duerden — est un zoologiste britannique, né en 1869 à Burnley, Lancashire et mort le 4 septembre 1937 à Leeds. Il fait ses études au Royal College of Science de Londres de 1885 à 1889 où il devient associé. En 1893, il est démonstrateur en zoologie et en… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • directive mesentery — noun : either member of one or more pairs of mesenteries in actinians that differ from other mesenteries in the arrangement of the muscles and serve to determine the longitudinal plane of the body …   Useful english dictionary

  • vestlet — lə̇t noun ( s) Etymology: vest (II) + let : any of various actinians (genus Cerianthus) that secrete a tough tube about the body …   Useful english dictionary

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