athecata

Athecata

Ath`e*ca"ta\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. 'a priv. + ? chest, box.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of Hydroidea in which the zooids are naked, or not inclosed in a capsule. See Tubularian.
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