plural anthocyathi
: 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

Word History


New Latin, from anth- entry 1 + cyathus

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“Anthocyathus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2024.

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