Phylactocarp Phy*lac"to*carp, n. [Gr. ? to guard + ? fruit.] (Zo["o]l.) A branch of a plumularian hydroid specially modified in structure for the protection of the gonothec[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • corbula — n. [L. corbula, little basket] (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) A phylactocarp with leaflike protective branches arching over the enclosed gonangia …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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