tubularian

Tubularian

Tu`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.
Webster's Revised

Tubularian

Tu`bu*la"ri*an\, a. (Zo["o]l.) Of or pertaining to the tubularians.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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