perisarc

perisarc

[per-uh-sahrk]
noun Zoology.
the horny or chitinous outer case or covering protecting the soft parts of hydrozoans.

Origin:
1870–75; peri- + -sarc < Greek sárx (genitive sarkós) flesh

perisarcal, perisarcous, adjective
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perisarc (ˈpɛrɪˌsɑːk)
 
n
the outer chitinous layer secreted by colonial hydrozoan coelenterates, such as species of Obelia
 
[C19: from peri- + -sarc, from Greek sarx flesh]
 
peri'sarcal
 
adj
 
peri'sarcous
 
adj

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