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  • n. The hollow stem of a hydroid, either simple or branched.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hollow stem of a hydroid, either simple or branched. See Illust. of gymnoblastea and hydroidea.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In zoology, the main stem of the cÅ“nosare of a hydrozoan.
  • n. The atheciferous stem of the hydroid corals: sometimes applied to the filiform process by which the sicula of the graptolite is suspended.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek.

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