Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the flat, leaf-like, protective zooids covering other zooids of certain Siphonophora.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the flat, leaflike, protective zooids, covering other zooids of certain Siphonophora.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The peculiar protective envelop or hydrotheca of the hydranths of some oceanic hydrozoans, as the Siphonophora, of laminar or foliaceous character. Also called bract.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek ὕδωρ (hudōr, "water") + φύλλιον (phullion), diminutive of φύλλον (phullon, "leaf"). (Wiktionary)

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