hydrozoan


hy·dro·zo·an

noun \ˌhī-drə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of HYDROZOAN

:  any of a class (Hydrozoa) of coelenterates that includes solitary and colonial polyps and jellyfishes having no stomodeum or gastric tentacles
hydrozoan adjective

Origin of HYDROZOAN

ultimately from Greek hydr- + zōion animal — more at zo-
First Known Use: 1877

hy·dro·zo·an

noun \-ˈzō-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYDROZOAN

: any of the class Hydrozoa of coelenterates
hydrozoan adjective

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