Definition of ahermatypic in English:

ahermatypic

adjective

Zoology
  • Designating corals that lack symbiotic zooxanthellae and are not reef-forming.

Origin

1930s. From a- + ancient Greek ἕρμα sunken rock, reef + typic.

Pronunciation

ahermatypic

/ˌeɪhəːməˈtɪpɪk/