zoantharian
noun Etymology: ultimately from zo- + Greek anthos flower — more at anthology Date: 1887 any of a subclass (Hexacorallia syn. Zoantharia) of anthozoans having tentacles or septa or both that are typically six or a multiple of six in number and including most of the recent corals and sea anemones • zoantharian adjective

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  • Zoantharian — o an*tha ri*an, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Of or pertaining to the Zoantharia. n. One of the Anthozoa. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • zoantharian — [zō΄an ther′ē ən] n. 〚< ModL Zoantharia /span> ZO(O) + Gr anthos, flower (see ANTHO ) + AN〛 any of a subclass (Zoantharia) of anthozoan cnidarians having few or many tentacles and a solid exoskeleton or no skeleton, including the true corals and… …   Universalium

  • zoantharian — [zō΄an ther′ē ən] n. [< ModL Zoantharia < ZO(O) + Gr anthos, flower (see ANTHO ) + AN] any of a subclass (Zoantharia) of anthozoan cnidarians having few or many tentacles and a solid exoskeleton or no skeleton, including the true corals and …   English World dictionary

  • zoantharian — zo·an·thar·i·an …   English syllables

  • zoantharian — I. | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|tha(a)rēən adjective Etymology: New Latin Zoantharia + English an : of or relating to the Zoantharia II. noun ( s) : a coelenterate of the subc …   Useful english dictionary

  • French angelfish — Taxobox name = French angelfish image width = 240px image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Pomacanthidae genus = Pomacanthus species = P. paru binomial = Pomacanthus paru binomial …   Wikipedia

  • Rock beauty — Taxobox name = Rock beauty regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Pomacanthidae genus = Holacanthus species = H. tricolor binomial = Holacanthus tricolor binomial authority = (Bloch, 1795)The… …   Wikipedia

  • Gray angelfish — Taxobox name = Gray angelfish image width = 240px image caption = regnum = Animalia phylum = Chordata classis = Actinopterygii ordo = Perciformes familia = Pomacanthidae genus = Pomacanthus species = P. arcuatus binomial = Pomacanthus arcuatus… …   Wikipedia

  • extratentacular budding — (CNIDARIA: Anthozoa) Development of new polyps of a zoantharian colony from the tissue between existing ones …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • intratentacular budding — (CNIDARIA: Anthozoa) A zoantharian colony growing by asexual reproduction, through the formation of new mouths on the oral disk, resulting in branching, or in linear groups of polyps bearing tentacles mainly on the outer edges of the row …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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