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In certain polyps (especially octocorallian polyps): the proximal part of the stem or calyx, sometimes stiffened, which is fused with that of neighbouring polyps and into which the anthocodia may be retracted.
Early 20th century. From antho- + stele.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.