gonotheca definition

  • noun:
    • the safety covering of a gonangium
    • A capsule created on particular hydroids (Thecaphora), inclosing the blastostyle where the medusoid buds or gonophores tend to be developed; -- labeled as also gonangium, and teleophore. See hydroidea, and Illust. of campanularian.
    • The chitinous receptacle within that the gonophores of certain hydrozoans are manufactured: same as gonangium.

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