gonangium

gonangium

[goh-nan-jee-uhm]
noun, plural gonangia [goh-nan-jee-uh] , gonangiums.
a reproductive polyp of a colonial hydroid, giving rise asexually to medusa buds.

Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin, equivalent to gon- gon- + Greek angeîon vessel, reservoir; see -ium

gonangial, adjective
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