Definition of Sea anemone

1. Noun. Marine polyps that resemble flowers but have oral rings of tentacles; differ from corals in forming no hard skeleton.

Exact synonyms: Anemone
Generic synonyms: Actinozoan, Anthozoan
Group relationships: Actinaria, Actiniaria, Order Actinaria, Order Actiniaria
Specialized synonyms: Actinia, Actinian, Actiniarian

Definition of Sea anemone

1. Noun. Any of many polyps, of the order ''Actiniaria'', which occurs in marine and estuarine habitats, and which captures its food using tentacles ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Anemone

sea acorn
sea acorns
sea adder
sea amenone
sea anchor
sea anchors
sea anemone (current term)
sea anemones
sea animal
sea ape
sea apple
sea arrow
sea ash
sea aster
sea barrow
sea bat
sea bathing
sea bean
sea bear

Literary usage of Sea anemone

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1. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1889)
"Round the margin of the common sea-anemone is a bright blue spots, or small bladders. If a section be m Fia. î. ..."

2. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"Each polyp ks like a small sea-anemone, being cylindrical in shape and possessing a crown of tentacles. The most noticeable difference look §the presence of ..."

3. Principles of General Physiology by William Maddock Bayliss (1920)
"Digestion in the sea anemone.—The process here deserves a little consideration, since it forms a kind of transition to that of the higher ..."

4. A Review of Copepoda Associated with Sea Anemones and Anemone-Like Forms by Arthur Grover Humes (1982)
"In several instances where hosts have been examined individually more than one species of copepod occurs on a single sea anemone. In the New Caledonian ..."

5. A Textbook in General Zoology by Henry Richardson Linville, Henry Augustus Kelly (1906)
"The Sea-Anemone. The best-known sea-anemone of the North Atlantic coast is ... An animal with the general plan of structure of the sea-anemone is called a ..."

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