athecate

adjective athe·cate \(ˈ)ā¦-; in sense 2 also ˈathə̇ˌkāt, -kə̇t\

Definition of athecate

  1. 1 [2a- + thecate] :  lacking a theca

  2. 2 [New Latin Athecata] :  of or belonging to the gymnoblastic hydroids

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