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anthozoan

[an-thuh-zoh-uh n]
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noun
  1. any marine coelenterate of the class Anthozoa, comprising colonial and solitary polyps and including corals, sea anemones, sea pens, etc.
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adjective
  1. Also an·tho·zo·ic. belonging or pertaining to the anthozoans.
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Origin of anthozoan

1885–90; < New Latin Anthozo(a) (see antho-, -zoa) + -an
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Historical Examples

  • In Allopora the cyclostems resemble the calyces of Anthozoan corals.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2

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British Dictionary definitions for anthozoan

anthozoan

noun
  1. any of the solitary or colonial sessile marine coelenterates of the class Anthozoa, including the corals, sea anemones, and sea pens, in which the body is in the form of a polyp
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adjective
  1. Also: actinozoan of or relating to the class Anthozoa
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