Definition of anthocodia in English:

anthocodia

noun

Zoology
  • The distal or outermost part of a polyp (especially an octocorallian polyp), which bears the mouth and tentacles and is often retractile.

Origin

Early 20th century. From antho- + ancient Greek κώδεια head, in Hellenistic Greek also head of a flower.

Pronunciation

anthocodia

/ˌanθəˈkəʊdɪə/