meconidium

Meconidium

Mec`o*nid"i*um\, n. [NL., dim. of Gr. ? a poppy. So called in allusion to the shape of the seed capsules of the poppy.] (Zo["o]l.) A kind of gonophore produced by hydroids of the genus Gonothyr[ae]a. It has tentacles, and otherwise resembles a free medusa, but remains attached by a pedicel.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: meconidine
Next Definition: meconin
Words Near: meconidium
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for meconidium
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing meconidium
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature