adelocodonic

adjective

ade·​lo·​co·​don·​ic
ə-¦dē-lə-kə-¦dä-nik,
¦a-də-(ˌ)lō-
zoology
: remaining attached and developing no umbrella
used of sexual zooids of certain hydroids
opposed to phanerocodonic

Word History

Etymology

adel- + Greek kōdōn bell + English -ic

First Known Use

1864, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of adelocodonic was in 1864

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“Adelocodonic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/adelocodonic. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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