plural noun
Ca·ly·coph·o·ra | \ ˌkāləˈkäfərə , -al- \

Definition of Calycophora 

: a suborder of Siphonophora containing forms having a long stem with the zooids arranged along it and one or more swimming bells but no air sac near its upper end

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Other words from Calycophora

calycophoran \¦⸗⸗¦⸗⸗rən \ adjective or noun
calycophore \ˈ⸗lə̇kəˌfō(ə)r \ noun plural -s

History and Etymology for Calycophora

New Latin, from calyc- + -phora

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