Meaning of Actinozoa in English:

Actinozoa

Pronunciation /ˌaktɪnəˈzəʊə/

noun

rare Zoology
  • With plural agreement. A class of coelenterates including sea anemones and coral polyps (now more usually called Anthozoa).

    As originally conceived by Huxley, the group included also the Ctenophora. "actinozoon" has been used as the singular form.

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From scientific Latin Actinozoa from actino- + -zoa.