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  • n. A branch of a plumularian hydroid specially modified in structure for the protection of the gonothecae.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A branch of a plumularian hydroid specially modified in structure for the protection of the gonothecæ.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In some Hydromedusæ, as the Plumularidæ, a modified hydrocladium bearing gonangia as well as nematophores and sometimes hydrothecæ. Compare corbula, 1.

Etymologies

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Ancient Greek, meaning "guard" and "fruit".

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