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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A family of hydrozoans, typified by the fresh-water genus Hydra, alone representing in some systems the suborder Eleutheroblastea, of the order Hydroida.
  • In Gray's classification, a group of serpents, containing the venomous sea-serpents or Hydrophidæ, with many harmless snakes belonging properly to several different families.

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