frustulation

noun
frus·​tu·​la·​tion | \ ˌfrəschəˈlāshən \
plural -s

Definition of frustulation

: constriction of small buds that settle down and grow into new hydranths from a hydroid

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History and Etymology for frustulation

New Latin frustulum bud from a hydroid (from Latin, small piece) + English -ation

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“Frustulation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/frustulation. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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