Nutritive polyp
Nutritive Nu"tri*tive, a. [Cf. F. nutritif.] Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries. [1913 Webster]

{Nutritive plasma}. (Biol.) See {Idioplasma}.

{Nutritive polyp} (Zo["o]l.), any one of the zooids of a compound hydroid, or coral, which has a mouth and digestive cavity. [1913 Webster] -- {Nu"tri*tive*ly}, adv. -- {Nu"tri*tive*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


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  • Nutritive — Nu tri*tive, a. [Cf. F. nutritif.] Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries. [1913 Webster] {Nutritive plasma}. (Biol.) See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Polyp — Pol yp, n. [L. polypus, Gr. ?, ?, literally, many footed; poly s many + ?, ?, foot: cf. F. polype. See {Poly } and {Foot}, and cf. {Polypode}, {Polypody}, {Poulp}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of the feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or coral. (b)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Fresh-water polyp — Polyp Pol yp, n. [L. polypus, Gr. ?, ?, literally, many footed; poly s many + ?, ?, foot: cf. F. polype. See {Poly } and {Foot}, and cf. {Polypode}, {Polypody}, {Poulp}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of the feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or coral …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nutritively — Nutritive Nu tri*tive, a. [Cf. F. nutritif.] Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries. [1913 Webster] {Nutritive plasma}. (Biol …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Nutritiveness — Nutritive Nu tri*tive, a. [Cf. F. nutritif.] Of or pertaining to nutrition; as, the nutritive functions; having the quality of nourishing; nutritious; nutrimental; alimental; as, nutritive food or berries. [1913 Webster] {Nutritive plasma}. (Biol …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polype — Polyp Pol yp, n. [L. polypus, Gr. ?, ?, literally, many footed; poly s many + ?, ?, foot: cf. F. polype. See {Poly } and {Foot}, and cf. {Polypode}, {Polypody}, {Poulp}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of the feeding or nutritive zooids of a hydroid or coral …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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