hydrula
n. [Gr. hydor, water]
A simple hypothetical polyp; see hydropolyp.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • hydrula — hy·dru·la …   English syllables

  • hydrula — ˈhīdrələ noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, diminutive of hydra (hydrozoan polyp) 1. : a hypothetical primitive polyp of simple type 2. : a developmental phase of many coelenterates (as hydroids) in which they have the form of a simple polyp …   Useful english dictionary

  • hydropolyp — n. [Gr. hydor, water; F. polype, polyp] (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) A single polyp of a hydroid colony; see hydrula …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • hydropolyp — “+ noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary hydr + polyp 1. : a polyp of a hydrozoan 2. : hydrula 2 * * * hydropolˈyp noun A hydrozoan polyp • • • Main Entry: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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