Definitions for obeliaoʊˈbil yə, oʊˈbi li ə

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o•be•liaoʊˈbil yə, oʊˈbi li ə(n.)(pl.)-lias.

  1. any colonial marine hydrozoan of the genus Laomedea (Obelia), appearing as a delicate, mosslike growth on rocks, pilings, etc.

    Category: Invertebrates

Origin of obelia:

1865–70; < NL < Gk obelías a loaf toasted on a spit =obel(ós) a spit (see obelisk ) +-ias n. suffix


  1. obelia(Noun)

    Any of various colonial marine hydroids of the genus Obelia


  1. Obelia

    Obelia is a genus in the class Hydrozoa, which consists of mainly marine and some freshwater animal species and have both the polyp and medusa stages in their life cycle. The genus belongs to the phylum Cnidaria, which are all aquatic and mainly marine organisms that are relatively simple in structure.


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