peronium

noun
pe·​ro·​ni·​um | \ pəˈrōnēəm \
plural peronia\ -​ēə \

Definition of peronium

: a tract of modified epithelium between the margin of the umbrella and the base of a tentacle in some Hydromedusae

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History and Etymology for peronium

New Latin, from Greek peronion, small pin, diminutive of peronē pin, fibula

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“Peronium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peronium. Accessed 15 Jan. 2021.

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