anthozoan

[ an-thuh-zoh-uh n ]
/ ˌæn θəˈzoʊ ən /

noun

any marine coelenterate of the class Anthozoa, comprising colonial and solitary polyps and including corals, sea anemones, sea pens, etc.

adjective

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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British Dictionary definitions for anthozoan

anthozoan
/ (ˌænθəˈzəʊən) /

noun

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

adjective

Also: actinozoan of or relating to the class Anthozoa
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