/huy'dreuh kawr"euhl, -kor"-/, n.
any colonial marine animal of the hydrozoan order Stylasterina having a calcareous skeleton resembling that of the true corals.
[ < NL Hydrocorallia or Hydrocorallinae; see HYDRO-1, CORAL, CORALLINE]

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