hydrula

noun

hy·​dru·​la
ˈhīdrələ
plural -s
1
: a hypothetical primitive polyp of simple type
2
: a developmental phase of many coelenterates (as hydroids) in which they have the form of a simple polyp

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, diminutive of hydra (hydrozoan polyp)

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“Hydrula.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrula. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

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