n. pl. [Gr. derma, skin; skleros, hard]
(CNIDARIA: Anthozoa)
Calcareous spicules (sclerites) of alcyonarian coral polyps, produced by scleroblasts embedded in the mesoglea or stolons (or both) or in the coenenchyma connecting the polyps.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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