Corals

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Corallum
the entire skeleton of a solitary or of a colonial coral
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Corallite
the exoskeleton secreted by an individual coral which may be solitary or one of a colony
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Compound
each coral lives with other corals to make a single structure
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Solitary
a single independent coral
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Polyp
soft body of coral - sessile form (not free swimming)
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Tabula
a flat or convex transverse plate, which extends aacross the corallite on which the coral polyp rested (the plural is tabulae)
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Calice
the sup-shaped despressionm in the upper surface of a corallite, in which the polyp sat
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Septa
radial plates formed on the floor of the calice between the mesenteries and extending vertically through the corallite. The longer septa are called MAJOR septa, and shorter ones, usually alternating with the major, are MINOR septa
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Columella
central rod running up through some corallites
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the exoskeleton secreted by an individual coral which may be solitary or one of a colony

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Corallite

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each coral lives with other corals to make a single structure

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a single independent coral

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soft body of coral - sessile form (not free swimming)

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