plural cormidia
: the entire body or colony of a compound animal
sometimes : one of the clusters of zooids usually consisting of a helmet-shaped bract, a gastrozooid, and one or more gonophores often functioning as swimming bells and arising from the main stem of a calycophoran
used chiefly of the Siphonophora

Word History


New Latin, from Greek kormos tree trunk + New Latin -idium

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“Cormidium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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