from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A feeding zooid in a hydroid colony having an oral opening surrounded by tentacles.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An individual polyp of a hydroid colony
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One of the nutritive zooids of a hydroid colony. Also applied to the proboscis or manubrium of a hydroid medusa. See Illust. of hydroidea.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A polypite; the fundamental structural element in Hydrozoa.
Campanularia) the tentacles may be completely absorbed into the body of the hydranth from which they originally sprang.
An 'wasn't it thim same polace crathurs, too, I'm askin' ye, as took our rainwather cistern away along of the fevers breakin 'out, they made bold to say, the desaivin' crathers, -- an 'me a-niver havin' me washin 'white a-since, for ye'll aisy see why, usin' the muddy wather as comes from that hydranth yirselves! "