phylactocarp definition

  • noun:
    • A branch of a plumularian hydroid specifically modified in structure the defense of the gonothecae.
    • A branch of a plumularian hydroid specially modified in structure for the protection of the gonothecæ.
    • In some Hydromedusæ, as the Plumularidæ, a modified hydrocladium bearing gonangia as well as nematophores and sometimes hydrothecæ. Compare corbula, 1.
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