TubularianTu`bu*la"ri*an\, n. (Zool.) Any hydroid belonging to the suborder Tubularida. Note: These hydroids usually form tufts of delicate tubes, and both gonophores and hydranths are naked. The gonophores of many of the species become free jellyfishes; those of other species remain permanently attached as medusoid buds or sporosacs. See Illust. under Gonosome, and Cymnoblastea.
TubularianTu`bu*la"ri*an\, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the tubularians.