anthozoan

noun an·tho·zo·an \ ˌan(t)-thə-ˈzō-ən \
Updated on: 28 Feb 2018

Definition of anthozoan

: any of a class (Anthozoa) of marine coelenterates (such as the corals and sea anemones) having polyps with radial partitions

anthozoan

adjective

Origin and Etymology of anthozoan

ultimately from Greek anthos + zōion animal; akin to Greek zōē life — more at 1quick


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