Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The inflated stem or body of some siphonophorans, or oceanic hydrozoans, serving as a pneumatocyst or air-sac to float or buoy these organisms, as in the case of the Portuguese man-of-war. See Calycophora, Siphonophora, and cuts under Diphyidæ and Physalia.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A cavity in the primary nectocalyx of certain Siphonophora. See
- Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)
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