n.; pl. -ia [Gr. anthos, flower; kyathos, cup]
(CNIDARIA: Anthozoa)
The disklike crown portion of solitary corals that separates from the stalk (anthocaulus).

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • anthocaulus — n. [Gr. anthos, flower; kaulos, stalk] (CNIDARIA: Anthozoa) The stalk of a solitary coral after the separation of the disklike anthocyathus …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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