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perisarc

[per-uh-sahrk] /ˈpɛr əˌsɑrk/
noun, Zoology
1.
the horny or chitinous outer case or covering protecting the soft parts of hydrozoans.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; peri- + -sarc < Greek sárx (genitive sarkós) flesh
Related forms
perisarcal, perisarcous, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for perisarcous

perisarc

/ˈpɛrɪˌsɑːk/
noun
1.
the outer chitinous layer secreted by colonial hydrozoan coelenterates, such as species of Obelia
Derived Forms
perisarcal, perisarcous, adjective
Word Origin
C19: from peri- + -sarc, from Greek sarx flesh
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