Meconidium Mec`o*nid"i*um, n. [NL., dim. of Gr. ? a poppy. So called in allusion to the shape of the seed capsules of the poppy.] (Zo["o]l.) A kind of gonophore produced by hydroids of the genus {Gonothyr[ae]a}. It has tentacles, and otherwise resembles a free medusa, but remains attached by a pedicel. [1913 Webster]

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