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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 (-zō′ĭk) adj.


(Zoology) relating to anthozoans
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This impulse toward pareidolia, the discernment of significant patterns in apparently random data, runs deep in Vallance's work: whether in the aforementioned bit of coral, which Vallance treasures as an anthozoic doppelganger for Connie Chung, or in a piece of found chewing gum in the unmistakable shape of former president Nixon's head, which is part of Vallance's enormous collection of Tricky Dick memorabilia.