Anthozoa

Anthozoa

An`tho*zo"a\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'a`nqos flower + ? animal.] (Zo["o]l.) The class of the C[oe]lenterata which includes the corals and sea anemones. The three principal groups or orders are Acyonaria, Actinaria, and Madreporaria.
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anthozoa

noun
a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed 
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