Definition of Anthozoa
1. Noun. A large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed.
Group relationships: Cnidaria, Coelenterata, Phylum Cnidaria, Phylum Coelenterata
Member holonyms: Actinozoan, Anthozoan, Actinaria, Actiniaria, Order Actinaria, Order Actiniaria, Alcyonaria, Order Alcyonaria, Madreporaria, Order Madreporaria
Generic synonyms: Class
Definition of Anthozoa
1. n. pl. The class of the Cœlenterata which includes the corals and sea anemones. The three principal groups or orders are Acyonaria, Actinaria, and Madreporaria.
Medical Definition of Anthozoa
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Literary usage of Anthozoa
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1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Classification of the anthozoa The anthozoa may be divided into two subclasses and ten ... anthozoa with eight hollow, pinnate tentacles, and eight complete ..."
2. The Microscope: And Its Revelations by William B[enjamin] Carpenter (1856)
"anthozoa.—This group, which constitutes the second great division of the class of Zoophytes, includes all those larger forms, whose polypes, when expanded, ..."
3. Anatomy of the Invertebrata by Carl Th. Ernst Siebold (1874)
"Some of. the anthozoa, which capture animals of considerable size, can, in swallowing ... The simple stomach of anthozoa, which is of a variable length, ..."
4. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"The anthozoa never assume the medusa form, but are sessile, usually colony-producing polyps of the ..."
5. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"... cup, + zoon, animal, referring probably to the inverted cup-like appearance of the swimming jelly-fish. CLASS C, anthozoa (CORALS) Type of class, ..."
6. Lectures on the comparative anatomy and physiology of the invertebrate animals by Richard Owen (1855)
"Hydrozoa and anthozoa. two great divisions of Cuvier's Zoophytes, viz. the Infusoria ... anthozoa."