anthocodium
n.; pl. -ia [Gr. anthos, flower; kodeia, head]
(CNIDARIA: Anthozoa)
The distal end of an alcyonarian coral; the upper tentacular part of the polyp that can be retracted into the calyx.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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