nematocalyx

Nematocalyx

Nem`a*to*ca"lyx\, n.; pl. Nematocalyces, E. -calyxes. [NL. See Nemato-, and Calyx.] (Zo["o]l.) One of a peculiar kind of cups, or calicles, found upon hydroids of the family Plumularid[ae]. They contain nematocysts. See Plumularia.
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