anthocyathus

noun an·tho·cy·a·thus \-ˈsīəthəs\

Definition of anthocyathus

plural

anthocyathi

\-ˌthī\
  1. :  the oral disk that is pinched off from the basal portion in some solitary corals (as members of the genus Fungia) and that enlarges to become a new zooid

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Origin and Etymology of anthocyathus

New Latin, from 1anth- + cyathus


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