phylactocarp

noun phy·lac·to·carp \fə̇ˈlaktəˌkärp\

Definition of phylactocarp

plural

-s

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

phylactocarpal

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of phylactocarp

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


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