Definition of Class actinozoa
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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Class Actinozoa
Literary usage of Class actinozoa
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"These points, however, will be more fully considered under HYDROZOA, ECS, and the articles referred to below. In the Cyclopaedia the class Actinozoa is ..."
2. Outlines of Physiology, Human and Comparative by John Marshall (1868)
"... the order Actinia or sea-anemones becomes the class Actinozoa ; whilst the order of gelatinous polyps, represented by the hydra, is united with the ..."