phylactocarp

noun
phy·​lac·​to·​carp | \ fə̇ˈlaktəˌkärp\
plural -s

Definition of phylactocarp

: a branch of a plumularian hydroid modified to protect the gonothecae

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Other Words from phylactocarp

phylactocarpal \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦kärpəl \ adjective

History and Etymology for phylactocarp

Greek phylaktos (verbal of phylassein to guard, preserve) + English -carp

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