anthocodium

noun

an·​tho·​co·​di·​um
ˌan(t)thəˈkōdēəm,
-(ˌ)thō-
variants or anthocodia
-dēə
plural anthocodia
-dēə
or anthocodiae
-dēˌə
: the free oral end of an anthozoan polyp the basal portion of which is united with other zooids in a common mass

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Anthocodium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anthocodium. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

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