anthocaulus

noun
an·​tho·​cau·​lus
plural anthocauli\ -​ˌlī \

Definition of anthocaulus

: the stalklike basal portion of the zooid in certain solitary corals from which the oral portion is pinched off to form a new zooid

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History and Etymology for anthocaulus

New Latin, from anth- entry 1 + Greek kaulos stem

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“Anthocaulus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthocaulus. Accessed 9 Aug. 2020.

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