meconidium

noun
mec·​o·​nid·​i·​um | \ ˌmekəˈnidēəm \
plural meconidia\ -​dēə \

Definition of meconidium

: a gonophore produced by some hydroids that resembles a medusa and remains attached by a pedicel

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History and Etymology for meconidium

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

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“Meconidium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meconidium. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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