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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“Anthocodium.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 12 December 2019.

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