anthozoan

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anthozoan

or

actinozoan

any of the sessile COELENTERATES of the class Anthozoa, including sea anemones, sea pens and corals, that have no medusoid stage (see MEDUSA and possess a body cavity that is more complex than in other coelenterates.
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