[ an-thuh-zoh-uhn ]
/ ˌæn θəˈzoʊ ən /
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any marine coelenterate of the class Anthozoa, comprising colonial and solitary polyps and including corals, sea anemones, sea pens, etc.
Also an·tho·zo·ic. belonging or pertaining to the anthozoans.
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In Allopora the cyclostems resemble the calyces of Anthozoan corals.
British Dictionary definitions for anthozoan
/ (ˌænθəˈzəʊən) /
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
Also: actinozoan of or relating to the class Anthozoa
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