machopolyp

noun macho·polyp \¦makō+\
variants: or

machozooid

\¦makō+\

Definition of machopolyp

  1. :  a defensive zooid of a hydroid colony, having an abundance of stinging organs but no mouth

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Origin and Etymology of machopolyp

Greek machē battle, fight + -o- English polyp or zooid — more at -machy


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