Definition of Actinozoan
1. Noun. Sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed.
Generic synonyms: Cnidarian, Coelenterate
Group relationships: Actinozoa, Anthozoa, Class Actinozoa, Class Anthozoa
Specialized synonyms: Anemone, Sea Anemone, Sea Pen, Coral
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Literary usage of Actinozoan
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"I have had in my possession for several years some actinozoan larvae collected by the aid of the surface net at Beaufort, North Carolina, ..."
2. The Student, and Intellectual Observer (1869)
"On the other hand, the non-septate tubules of Tubipora musica, a well-known actinozoan, offer a protest against such a decision. This difficulty has been ..."
3. The Century Dictionary: An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language by William Dwight Whitney (1891)
"One of the numerous cross-bars which connect the septa of certain actinozoan corals. They are processes of calcified substance which grow out toward one ..."
4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"Thus the actinozoan is not a diplo-blastic, but a truly triplo-blastic animal. The paper is well illustrated and the two text figures which show the ..."
5. The Microscope: An Illustrated Monthly Designed to Popularize the Subject of (1891)
"... view the cells constitute the individual somewhat as the zooids constitute the individual Hydrozoan or the polypi constitute that of the actinozoan. ..."
6. Manual of Geology: Treating of the Principles of the Science with Special by James Dwight Dana (1894)
"Both the calcareous and siliceous also occur in shallow waters, fresh and salt. Corals are all marine. Solitary kinds The ordinary or the actinozoan ..."