nectocalyx

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

New Latin, from Ancient Greek.

Noun[edit]

nectocalyx (plural nectocalyces)

  1. (zoology) The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish or medusa.
  2. (zoology) One of the zooids of certain Siphonophora, having somewhat the form, and the essential structure, of the bell of a jellyfish, and acting as a swimming organ.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.