anthozoan

Definitions:

  • Any of numerous cnidarians of the class Anthozoa, including the corals and sea anemones, that grow singly or in colonies and live as polyps, without a medusa stage.
  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the <em>Anthozoa;</em> anthozoic.
  • One of the <em>Anthozoa;</em> an anthozoön.
  • Pertaining to the Anthozoa.
  • A marine invertebrate of the class <xref>Anthozoa</xref>, such as a <xref>sea anemone</xref> or <xref>coral</xref>
  • sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
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