Nectocalyces
Nectocalyx Nec`to*ca"lyx, n.; pl. {Nectocalyces}. [NL., fr. Gr. nhkto`s swimming + ? a calyx.] (Zo["o]l.) (a) The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish of medusa. (b) One of the zooids of certain {Siphonophora}, having somewhat the form, and the essential structure, of the bell of a jellyfish, and acting as a swimming organ. [1913 Webster]

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  • Nectocalyx — Nec to*ca lyx, n.; pl. {Nectocalyces}. [NL., fr. Gr. nhkto s swimming + ? a calyx.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish of medusa. (b) One of the zooids of certain {Siphonophora}, having somewhat the form, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nectostem — Nec to*stem, n. [Gr. nhkto s swimming + E. stem.] (Zo[ o]l.) That portion of the axis which bears the nectocalyces in the {Siphonophora}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Physophorae — Phy*soph o*r[ae], n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? a bellows + fe rein to bear.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Siphonophora, furnished with an air sac, or float, and a series of nectocalyces. See Illust. under {Nectocalyx}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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