Polythalamous Pol`y*thal"a*mous, a. [Poly- + Gr. ? a chamber.] (Zo["o]l.) Many-chambered; -- applied to shells of Foraminifera and cephalopods. See Illust. of {Nautilus}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • polythalamous — | ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷|thaləməs adjective Etymology: poly + thalam (from Greek thalamos chamber), + ous : many chambered; also : forming or characterized by many chambered tests or cysts polythalamous foraminiferans polythalamous gall insects …   Useful english dictionary

  • polythalamous — gball (ARTHROPODA: Insecta) In Hymenoptera, a chalcid gall containing more than one larval cell …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polythalamous — poly·thal·a·mous …   English syllables

  • polythalamous —   a. having many chambers …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • Polythalamia — Pol y*tha*la mi*a, n. pl. [NL. See {Polythalamous}.] (Zo[ o]l.) A division of Foraminifera including those having a manychambered shell. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”