Hydranth
Hydranth Hy"dranth, n. [Hydra + Gr. ? a flower.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the nutritive zooids of a hydroid colony. Also applied to the proboscis or manubrium of a hydroid medusa. See Illust. of {Hydroidea}. [1913 Webster]

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  • hydranth — [hī′dranth΄] n. [< HYDR + Gr anthos, a flower: see ANTHO ] Zool. any of the feeding individuals ( zooids) of a hydroid colony …   English World dictionary

  • hydranth — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hydr + Greek anthos flower more at anthology Date: 1874 one of the feeding zooids of a hydroid colony …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hydranth — n. [Gr. hydor, water; anthos, flower] (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) A nutritive zooid in a colony; the hydroid polyp, bearing a mouth, digestive cavity and tentacles …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hydranth — /huy dreuhnth/, n. Zool. the terminal part of a hydroid polyp that bears the mouth and tentacles and contains the stomach region. [1870 75; HYDR(A) + Gk ánth(os) flower] * * * …   Universalium

  • hydranth — noun An individual polyp of a hydroid colony See Also: hydrozoan …   Wiktionary

  • Hydranth — ◆ Hy|drạnth 〈m.; Gen.: en, Pl.: en; Zool.〉 becherartig erweitertes Oberteil eines Polypen, das Mund u. Tentakeln trägt [Etym.: <Hydro… + grch. anthos »Blume, Blüte«]   ◆ Die Buchstabenfolge hy|dr… kann auch hyd|r… getrennt werden …   Lexikalische Deutsches Wörterbuch

  • Hydranth — Hy|dranth der; en, en <zu ↑hydro... u. gr. ánthos »Blume«> Einzelpolyp eines Polypenstockes (z. B. bei Korallen; Zool.) …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • hydranth — hy·dranth …   English syllables

  • hydranth — hy•dranth [[t]ˈhaɪ drənθ[/t]] n. ivt any of the asexual feeding polyps in a hydroid colony • Etymology: 1870–75; hydr (a) + Gk ánth(os) flower …   From formal English to slang

  • hydranth — /ˈhaɪdrənθ/ (say huydruhnth) noun the terminal part of a hydroid polyp that bears the mouth and tentacles and contains the stomach region. {hydr(a) (def. 2) + Greek anthos flower} …   Australian English dictionary

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