actinozoan


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actinozoan

(ˌæktɪnəʊˈzəʊən)
n, adj
(Animals) another word for anthozoan
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Noun1.actinozoan - sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polypsactinozoan - sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
cnidarian, coelenterate - radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms
Actinozoa, Anthozoa, class Actinozoa, class Anthozoa - a large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed
sea anemone, 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