Porpita

noun
Por·​pi·​ta | \ ˈpȯ(r)pətə\

Definition of Porpita

: a genus of small bright-colored siphonophores that float in the warmer parts of the ocean and have a large feeding zooid and a float in the center surrounded by smaller nutritive and reproductive zooids and by slender dactylozooids near the margin

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Other Words from Porpita

porpitoid \ -​)pəˌtȯid \ adjective or noun

History and Etymology for Porpita

New Latin, from Greek porpē brooch; probably akin to Greek peirein to pierce, peran to pass through

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