Definition of pennatulid in English:

pennatulid

noun

Zoology
  • A coelenterate of the family Pennatulidae; a sea pen.

adjective

Zoology
  • Of or relating to the family Pennatulidae.

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in American Naturalist. From scientific Latin Pennatulidae, family name, alteration of Pennatuladae from Pennatula, genus name (Linnaeus Systema Naturae (ed. 10, 1758) I. 818; from post-classical Latin pennatulus having small wings (late 2nd cent. in Tertullian)) + -idae.

Pronunciation

pennatulid

/pɛˈnatʃʊlɪd//pəˈnatjʊlɪd//pɛˈnatjʊlɪd/