anthocaulus

noun an·tho·cau·lus

Definition of anthocaulus

plural

anthocauli

\-ˌlī\
  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of anthocaulus

New Latin, from 1anth- + Greek kaulos stem


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