Definition of phanerozone in English:

phanerozone

adjective

Zoology
rare
  • = phanerozonate.

noun

Zoology
rare
  • A phanerozonate starfish.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in David Nichols (b. 1930). From scientific Latin Phanerozonia (W. P. Sladen in Rep. Sci. Results Voy. H.M.S. Challenger: Zool XXX. p. xxvi; from phanero- + ancient Greek ζώνη girdle, belt + scientific Latin -ia).

Pronunciation

phanerozone

/ˈfan(ə)rəzəʊn/