Meaning of anthozooid in English:

anthozooid

noun

rare Zoology
  • A polyp; specifically an individual polyp of a colonial anthozoan. In later use also: = "anthozoan".

Pronunciation

anthozooid

/anθəˈzuːɔɪd/ /anθəˈzəʊɔɪd/ /anθəˈzuːɪd/

Origin

Mid 19th century (in an earlier sense). From Anthozoa + -oid. As noun, perhaps re-formed from antho- + either zooid or zoid.