anthocodium

noun an·tho·co·di·um \ˌan(t)thəˈkōdēəm, -(ˌ)thō-\
variants: or

anthocodia

\-dēə\

Definition of anthocodium

plural

anthocodia

\-dēə\ or

anthocodiae

\-dēˌə\
  1. :  the free oral end of an anthozoan polyp the basal portion of which is united with other zooids in a common mass

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Origin and Etymology of anthocodium

New Latin, from 1anth- + -codium (from Greek kōdeia head of a plant)


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