a combining form meaning “having flowers,” of the type or number specified by the initial element, used in the formation of compound words:


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    any marine coelenterate of the class Anthozoa, comprising colonial and solitary polyps and including corals, sea anemones, sea pens, etc. Also, anthozoic. belonging or pertaining to the anthozoans. Historical Examples In Allopora the cyclostems resemble the calyces of anthozoan corals. Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2 Various noun any of the solitary or […]

  • Anthrac-

    a combining form meaning “coal,” “carbon,” “carbuncle,” used in the formation of compound words: anthracosis; anthracnose; anthracoid.

  • Anthracene

    a colorless, crystalline powder, C 14 H 12 , obtained from coal tar and having a violet fluorescence: used chiefly as a source of and alizarin, and in the process of measuring radioactive materials. Historical Examples Another trihydroxy-anthraquinone, although not obtained directly from anthracene, must be claimed as a tar-product. Coal Raphael Meldola It is […]

  • Anthrax

    an infectious, often fatal disease of cattle, sheep, and other mammals, caused by Bacillus anthracis, transmitted to humans by contaminated wool, raw meat, or other animal products. a malignant carbuncle that is the diagnostic lesion of anthrax disease in humans. Contemporary Examples As with the anthrax attacks, the disturbing news of these letters is delivered […]

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