dactylozooid

noun
dac·ty·lo·zooid | \¦daktə(ˌ)lō, -tələ+\

Definition of dactylozooid 

: a tentacular mouthless zooid in certain hydrozoans that performs tactile and protective functions for the colony

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History and Etymology for dactylozooid

International Scientific Vocabulary dactyl- + zooid

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