anthozoic

anthozoan

[an-thuh-zoh-uhn]
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:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin Anthozo(a) (see antho-, -zoa) + -an

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anthozoan (ˌænθəˈzəʊən)
 
n
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
 
adj
2.  Also: actinozoan of or relating to the class Anthozoa

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