Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A calyx of some hydrozoans, as Plumulariidæ, containing nematocysts.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of a peculiar kind of cups, or calicles, found upon hydroids of the family Plumularidæ. They contain nematocysts. See plumularia.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun zoology A kind of cup or calicle containing nematocysts, found upon hydroids of the family Plumularidae.

Etymologies

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Latin. See nemato- and calyx.

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