hydranth

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Etymology[edit]

From hydra +‎ -anth (flower), thus "hydra blossom".

Noun[edit]

hydranth (plural hydranths)

  1. (zoology) An individual polyp of a hydroid colony
    • 1970, Sylvan Meryl Rose, Regeneration[1], page 126:
      NM Stevens (1902) and Emil Godlewski (1904) described the transformation of pieces of stem to hydranths in the marine hydroid.

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