Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The fixed generative medusoid of some calyptoblastic hydroids, as of the genus Gonothyrea, in which the sexual elements are matured and from which the embryos are discharged in the form of ciliated planulas.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) A kind of gonophore produced by hydroids of the genus Gonothyræa. It has tentacles, and otherwise resembles a free medusa, but remains attached by a pedicel.

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  • noun zoology A kind of gonophore produced by hydroids of the genus Gonothyraea. It has tentacles, and otherwise resembles a free medusa, but remains attached by a pedicel.

Etymologies

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Diminutive of Ancient Greek a poppy, in allusion to the shape of the seed capsules of the poppy.

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