Campanularian
Campanularian Cam*pan`u*la"ri*an, n. [L. campanula a bell.] (Zo["o]l.) A hydroid of the family {Campanularid[ae]}, characterized by having the polyps or zooids inclosed in bell-shaped calicles or hydrothec[ae]. [1913 Webster]

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  • campanularian — I. | ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷rēən,  ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: New Latin Campanulariae + English an : of or relating to the Campanulariae II. noun ( s) : a campanularian hydroid …   Useful english dictionary

  • campanularian — cam·pan·u·lar·i·an …   English syllables

  • Calicle — Cal i*cle, n. [L. caliculus a small cup, dim. of calicis, a cup. Cf {Calycle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of the small cuplike cavities, often with elevated borders, covering the surface of most corals. Each is formed by a polyp. (b) One of the cuplike… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • calycle — Calicle Cal i*cle, n. [L. caliculus a small cup, dim. of calicis, a cup. Cf {Calycle}.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) One of the small cuplike cavities, often with elevated borders, covering the surface of most corals. Each is formed by a polyp. (b) One of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • gonangium — Gonotheca Gon o*the ca, n.; pl. {Gonothec?}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? offspring + ? box.] (Zo[ o]l.) A capsule developed on certain hydroids ({Thecaphora}), inclosing the blastostyle upon which the medusoid buds or gonophores are developed; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gonophore — Gon o*phore, n. [Gr. ? offspring, seed + fe rein to bear.] 1. (Zo[ o]l.) A sexual zooid produced as a medusoid bud upon a hydroid, sometimes becoming a free hydromedusa, sometimes remaining attached. See {Hydroidea}, and Illusts. of {Athecata},… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gonothec — Gonotheca Gon o*the ca, n.; pl. {Gonothec?}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? offspring + ? box.] (Zo[ o]l.) A capsule developed on certain hydroids ({Thecaphora}), inclosing the blastostyle upon which the medusoid buds or gonophores are developed; called also… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gonotheca — Gon o*the ca, n.; pl. {Gonothec?}. [NL., fr. Gr. ? offspring + ? box.] (Zo[ o]l.) A capsule developed on certain hydroids ({Thecaphora}), inclosing the blastostyle upon which the medusoid buds or gonophores are developed; called also {gonangium} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Gonozooid — Gon o*zo oid, n. [Gr. ? offspring + E. zooid.] (Zo[ o]l.) A sexual zooid, or medusoid bud of a hydroid; a gonophore. See {Hydroidea}, and Illust. of {Campanularian}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hydrotheca — Hy dro*the ca, n.; pl. L. {Hydrothec[ae]}, E. {Hydrothecas}. [NL., fr. E. hydra + Gr. ? a box.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the calicles which, in some Hydroidea (Thecaphora), protect the hydrants. See Illust. of {Hydroidea}, and {Campanularian}. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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