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See also: ISIS, Isis, and Ísis



Latin, the goddess Isis, from Ancient Greek.


isis (plural isises)

  1. (zoology) Any coral of the genus Isis, or family Isididae, 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.