hydrophyton

noun
hy·​droph·​y·​ton | \ hīˈdräfəˌtän \
plural hydrophyta\ -​fətə \

Definition of hydrophyton

: a common support connecting the zooids of a hydroid colony usually including a hydrorhiza and a hydrocaulus

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Other Words from hydrophyton

hydrophytous \ -​fətəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for hydrophyton

New Latin, from hydr- + Greek phyton plant

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“Hydrophyton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrophyton. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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