anthozoan

Definitions of anthozoan
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n sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed

Synonyms:
actinozoan
Types:
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anemone, sea anemone
marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton
sea pen
fleshy featherlike warm-water colonies
coral
marine colonial polyp characterized by a calcareous skeleton; masses in a variety of shapes often forming reefs
actinia, actinian, actiniarian
any sea anemone or related animal
gorgonian, gorgonian coral
corals having a horny or calcareous branching skeleton
madrepore, madriporian coral, stony coral
corals having calcareous skeletons aggregations of which form reefs and islands
Type of:
cnidarian, coelenterate
radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms

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