blastostyle definition

  • noun:
    • In certain hydroids, an imperfect zooid whose special function is to produce medusoid buds.
    • In certain hydroids, an imperfect zooid, whose special function is to produce medusoid buds. See hydroidea, and athecata.
    • In zoology, a columniform zoöid destined to give beginning to generative buds; a lengthy easy zoöid, without lips or tentacles. Also known as gonoblastidium.
    • In certain hydroids, an imperfect zooid whose special function is always to produce medusoid buds.
    • in some hydroids, an imperfect zooid, whoever unique function is create medusoid buds. See hydroidea, and athecata.
    • In zoology, a columniform zoöid destined to offer beginning to generative buds; a lengthy easy zoöid, without lips or tentacles. Also known as gonoblastidium.

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