Definitions

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  • n. One of the flat, leaf-like, protective zooids covering other zooids of certain Siphonophora.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the flat, leaflike, protective zooids, covering other zooids of certain Siphonophora.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The peculiar protective envelop or hydrotheca of the hydranths of some oceanic hydrozoans, as the Siphonophora, of laminar or foliaceous character. Also called bract.

Etymologies

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From Ancient Greek ὕδωρ (hudōr, "water") + φύλλιον (phullion), diminutive of φύλλον (phullon, "leaf").

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