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  • n. In certain hydroids, an imperfect zooid whose special function is to produce medusoid buds.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. In certain hydroids, an imperfect zooid, whose special function is to produce medusoid buds. See hydroidea, and athecata.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, a columniform zoöid destined to give origin to generative buds; a long simple zoöid, without mouth or tentacles. Also called gonoblastidium.

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Ancient Greek (Wiktionary)

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