The*coph"o*ra\, n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ? a case + ? to bear.] (Zo["o]l.) A division of hydroids comprising those which have the hydranths in thec[ae] and the gonophores in capsules. The campanularians and sertularians are examples. Called also Thecata. See Illust. under Hydroidea.
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