actinozoan

noun
sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
Syn: ↑anthozoan
Hypernyms: ↑coelenterate, ↑cnidarian
Hyponyms: ↑sea anemone, ↑anemone, ↑sea pen, ↑coral
Member Holonyms: ↑Anthozoa, ↑class Anthozoa, ↑Actinozoa, ↑class Actinozoa

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/ak tin'euh zoh"euhn, ak'teuh neuh-/, n., adj. Zool.
anthozoan.
[ACTINO- + -ZO(A) + -AN]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • actinozoan — [ak΄tə nō΄yo͞ozō′ən] n. [< ModL Actinozoa (see ACTINO & ZOA) + AN] ANTHOZOAN …   English World dictionary

  • actinozoan — /ak tin euh zoh euhn, ak teuh neuh /, n., adj. Zool. anthozoan. [ACTINO + ZO(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • actinozoan — ac·ti·no·zo·an …   English syllables

  • actinozoan — /æktənoʊˈzoʊən/ (say aktuhnoh zohuhn) noun, adjective → anthozoan …   Australian English dictionary

  • anthozoan — [an΄thə zō′ən] n. [< ModL Anthozoa (see ANTHO & ZOA) + AN] any of a class (Anthozoa) of sessile saltwater cnidarians with a dominant polyp stage, including corals, sea anemones, and gorgonians; actinozoan adj. of the anthozoans …   English World dictionary

  • Actinozoa — noun a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed • Syn: ↑Anthozoa, ↑class Anthozoa, ↑class Actinozoa • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Cnidaria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Anthozoa — noun a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed • Syn: ↑class Anthozoa, ↑Actinozoa, ↑class Actinozoa • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Cnidaria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • class Actinozoa — noun a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed • Syn: ↑Anthozoa, ↑class Anthozoa, ↑Actinozoa • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Cnidaria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • class Anthozoa — noun a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed • Syn: ↑Anthozoa, ↑Actinozoa, ↑class Actinozoa • Hypernyms: ↑class • Member Holonyms: ↑Cnidaria, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • cnidarian — noun radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms • Syn: ↑coelenterate • Hypernyms: ↑invertebrate • Hyponyms: ↑polyp, ↑medusa, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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