any of a class (Anthozoa) of sessile saltwater cnidarians with a dominant polyp stage, including corals, sea anemones, and gorgonians; actinozoan
Origin of anthozoan; from Modern Latin Anthozoa (see antho- and amp; -zoa) + -an
of the anthozoans
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.
- an′tho·zo′an, an′tho·zo′ic
From Anthozoa + -an.