Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In zoology, noting the condition of a gonophore when no developed umbrella is present.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Applied to sexual zooids of hydroids, that have a saclike form and do not become free; -- opposed to phanerocodonic.

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  • adjective zoology Applied to sexual zooids of hydroids, that have a saclike form and do not become free; opposed to phanerocodonic.

Etymologies

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Greek invisible + a bell.

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