phanerocodonic

phanerocodonic
\\| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷kō|dänik\ adjective
Etymology: phaner- + Greek kōdōn bell + English -ic
: developing an umbrella and becoming detached — used of the sexual zooids of hydroids; compare adelocodonic

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  • Phanerocodonic — Phan er*o*co*don ic, a. [Gr. ? evident + ? a bell.] (Zo[ o]l.) Having an umbrella shaped or bell shaped body, with a wide, open cavity beneath; said of certain jellyfishes. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • phanerocodonic — adj. [Gr. phaneros, visible; kodon, bell] (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) Of or pertaining to detached and free swimming medusa of a hydroid colony …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • phanerocodonic — phan·er·o·co·don·ic …   English syllables

  • Adelocodonic — A*del o*co*don ic, a. [Gr. ? invisible + ? a bell.] (Zo[ o]l.) Applied to sexual zooids of hydroids, that have a saclike form and do not become free; opposed to {phanerocodonic}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adelocodonic — adjective Applied to sexual zooids of hydroids, that have a saclike form and do not become free; opposed to phanerocodonic …   Wiktionary

  • adelocodonic — ə|dēləkə|dänik, |adəl(ˌ)ōk adjective Etymology: adel + Greek kōdōn bell + English ic zoology : remaining attached and developing no umbrella used of sexual zooids of certain hydroids; opposed to phanerocodonic …   Useful english dictionary

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