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 {gonangium}, and {teleophore}. See {Hydroidea}, and Illust. of {Campanularian}. [1913 Webster]

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • teleophore — 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

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