an·tho·co·di·um | \ˌan(t)thəˈkōdēəm, -(ˌ)thō-\
variants: or anthocodia \-dēə \
plural anthocodia\-dēə \ or anthocodiae\-dēˌə \

Definition of anthocodium 

: 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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History and Etymology for anthocodium

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

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