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anthozoan

[an-thuh-zoh-uh n] /ˌæn θəˈzoʊ ən/
noun
1.
any marine coelenterate of the class Anthozoa, comprising colonial and solitary polyps and including corals, sea anemones, sea pens, etc.
adjective
2.
Also, anthozoic. belonging or pertaining to the anthozoans.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; < Neo-Latin Anthozo(a) (see antho-, -zoa) + -an
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anthozoan

/ˌænθəˈzəʊən/
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
adjective
2.
Also actinozoan. of or relating to the class Anthozoa
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