hydranth

hydranth

[hahy-druhnth]
noun Zoology.
the terminal part of a hydroid polyp that bears the mouth and tentacles and contains the stomach region.

Origin:
1870–75; hydr(a) + Greek ánth(os) flower

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hydranth (ˈhaɪdrænθ)
 
n
a polyp in a colony of hydrozoan coelenterates that is specialized for feeding rather than reproduction
 
[C19: from hydra + Greek anthos flower]

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