meconidium

noun mec·o·nid·i·um \ˌmekəˈnidēəm\

Definition of meconidium

plural

meconidia

\-dēə\
  1. :  a gonophore produced by some hydroids that resembles a medusa and remains attached by a pedicel

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Origin and Etymology of meconidium

New Latin, from Greek mēkōn poppy + New Latin -idium; from the resemblance to the seed capsule of the poppy


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