Origin and Etymology of hydroid
First Known Use: circa 1864See Words from the same year
Recent Examples of hydroid from the Web
Fourteen of the slugs made a beeline for the hydroid that had been fed, according to a study published recently in Biology Letters.
In shallow waters of the Mediterranean and along the Atlantic coast of western Africa, C. peregrina lives on and near corallike colonies of polyps called hydroids.
In the wild, these slugs are known to feed on hydroids, an invertebrate marine organism.
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