Nectocalyx
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 — see nectophore …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • nectocalyx — nec·to·calyx …   English syllables

  • nectocalyx — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from nect + calyx : a swimming bell of a siphonophore …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Somatocyst — So ma*to*cyst, n. [Gr. sw^ma, sw matos, body + ky stis a bladder.] (Zo[ o]l.) A cavity in the primary nectocalyx of certain {Siphonophora}. See Illust. under {Nectocalyx}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • nectocalycine — |nektō+ adjective Etymology: New Latin nectocalyc , nectocalyx + English ine : of, relating to, or resembling a nectocalyx …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nectosac — Nec to*sac, Nectosack Nec to*sack, n. [Gr. nhkto s swimming + E. sac, sack.] (Zo[ o]l.) The cavity of a nectocalyx. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nectosack — Nectosac Nec to*sac, Nectosack Nec to*sack, n. [Gr. nhkto s swimming + E. sac, sack.] (Zo[ o]l.) The cavity of a nectocalyx. [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

  • Swimming — Swim ming, a. 1. That swims; capable of swimming; adapted to, or used in, swimming; as, a swimming bird; a swimming motion. [1913 Webster] 2. Suffused with moisture; as, swimming eyes. [1913 Webster] {Swimming bell} (Zo[ o]l.), a nectocalyx. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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