Zoanthus

noun Zo·an·thus \zōˈan(t)thəs\

Definition of Zoanthus

  1. :  a large genus (the type of the family Zoanthidae) of zoanthidean colonial polyps that are widely distributed in tropical seas, are united at their bases by stolons, resemble groups of small anemones, and have short, brightly colored tentacles

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Origin and Etymology of zoanthus

New Latin, from zo- + Greek anthos flower


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