Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a class (Anthozoa) of marine organisms, such as the corals and sea anemones, that have radial segments and grow singly or in colonies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A marine invertebrate of the class Anthozoa, such as a sea anemone or coral

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Pertaining to the Anthozoa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to or having the characters of the Anthozoa; anthozoic.
  • n. One of the Anthozoa; an anthozoön.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. sessile marine coelenterates including solitary and colonial polyps; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed

Etymologies

From Anthozoa +‎ -an. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In turn, anthozoan species seem to have lost their group A HOX9-14 gene (present in hydrozoans; inconclusive data for scyphozoans; figure 1).

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  • Hill A, Wagner A, Hill M (2003) Hox and paraHox genes from the anthozoan Parazoanthus parasiticus.

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  • Neuronal GSX expression, as reported from several hydrozoan and anthozoan species, is clearly more significant.

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  • Hydra magnipapillata full genome and have not been identified until now in other hydrozoan or scyphozoan species, being only known from the anthozoan

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  • In some cases, gene relationships among cnidarian groups are congruent with the species phylogeny: hydrozoan sequences are sister-group to scyphozoan sequences, with anthozoan sequences branching basally to this ensemble.

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  • Development 134: 2549-2560. de Jong DM, Hislop NR, Hayward DC, Reece-Hoyes JS, Pontynen PC, et al. (2006) Components of both major axial patterning systems of the Bilateria are differentially expressed along the primary axis of a 'radiate' animal, the anthozoan cnidarian Acropora millepora.

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