plural hydrophyllia
: one of the leaflike organs regarded as greatly modified zooids that cover other zooids of many siphonophores

Word History


New Latin, from hydr- + -phyllium (from Greek phyllion small leaf, diminutive of phyllon leaf) (to blossom)

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“Hydrophyllium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrophyllium. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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