Anthozoa

plural noun

An·​tho·​zoa
ˌan(t)-thə-ˈzōə
: a class of marine coelenterates comprising the corals, sea anemones, and related forms all of which lack medusa generation and are distinguished by polyps with radial partitions or mesenteries projecting from the body wall into the gastrovascular cavity see alcyonaria, zoantharia
anthozoan adjective or noun
anthozoic
¦an(t)-thə-¦zōik
adjective
anthozoon
ˌan(t)-thə-ˈzō-ˌän
-ən
noun
plural anthozoa

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from anth- entry 1 + -zoa

First Known Use

1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Anthozoa was in 1846

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“Anthozoa.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Anthozoa. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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