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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How to use anthozoan in a sentence
In Allopora the cyclostems resemble the calyces of anthozoan corals.
British Dictionary definitions for anthozoan
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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