from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A spurious genus of hydrozoans, of the family Diphyidæ; a group of individuals, consisting of a nutritive polyp with nematocysts, gonophores, and usually a hydrophyllium, separated from any diphyid, as a species of Diphyes and of Abyla. The term is retained as the name of such objects.


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