Definition of Actinozoa

1. Noun. A large class of sedentary marine coelenterates that includes sea anemones and corals; the medusoid phase is entirely suppressed.




Definition of Actinozoa

1. n. pl. A group of Cœlenterata, comprising the Anthozoa and Ctenophora. The sea anemone, or actinia, is a familiar example.

Definition of Actinozoa

1. Noun. (plural of actinozoon) ¹

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Medical Definition of Actinozoa

1. A group of Coelenterata, comprising the Anthozoa Ctenophora. The sea anemone, or actinia, is a familiar example. Origin: Gr, ray + animal. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Actinozoa

actinosome
actinosomes
actinost
actinostele
actinosteles
actinostelic
actinostome
actinostomes
actinote
actinotes
actinotherapy
actinotrichia
actinotrichium
actinotrocha
actinouranium
actinozoa (current term)
actinozoal
actinozoan
actinozoon
actins
actinula
actio popularis
action-movie
action-packed
action adventure
action adventures
action at law
action current
action doll

Literary usage of Actinozoa

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1. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1891)
"CONTRIBUTIONS ON THE MORPHOLOGY OF THE actinozoa. III. ... 159 A DISCUSSION of the phylogeny of the actinozoa may seem superfluous after the admirable paper ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1906)
"ANTHOZOA = actinozoa GENERAL CHARACTERS ... actinozoa AMONG tlie familiar objects included in this class are the Sea- ..."

3. The Microscope and Its Revelations by William Benjamin Carpenter (1883)
"actinozoa.—Of this group, the common ... many of which are beautiful objects for the Microscope, are by most Zoologists ranked with the actinozoa. ..."

4. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Elliott Coues (1884)
"The word actinozoa, of comparatively modern date, has an almost exact ... In the general structure of their bodies the actinozoa differ somewhat from the ..."

5. Text-book of Zoology for Junior Students by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1888)
"Further, in the actinozoa the reproductive organs are always internal, ... In their minute structure the tissues in the actinozoa differ little from those ..."

6. A manual of the sub-kingdom cœlenterata by Joseph Reay Greene (1861)
"Many genera of fixed actinozoa, abundant in one hemisphere, ... actinozoa appear to have been numerous during each of the greater artificial geologic epochs ..."

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