Campanulariae

plural noun

Cam·​pan·​u·​lar·​i·​ae
(ˌ)kamˈpanyəˈla(a)rēˌē
in some classifications
: a division of Hydroida comprising forms in which each polyp is able to retract into a bell-shaped hydrotheca
used as more or less exactly equivalent to Leptomedusae

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, plural of Campanularia, genus of polyps, from campanula bell-shaped part (diminutive of Late Latin campana bell) + -aria

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“Campanulariae.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Campanulariae. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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