isis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin, the goddess Isis, from Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

isis (plural isises)

  1. (zoology) Any coral of the genus Isis, or family Isidae, composed of joints of white, stony coral, alternating with flexible, horny joints.
    • 1834, John Mason Good, The Book of Nature
      [] the numerous families of coral, which, under the form of tubular, starry, or stony stems, are denominated tubipores, madrepores, and isises.