Porpita

noun Por·pi·ta \ˈpȯ(r)pətə\

Definition of Porpita

  1. :  a genus of small bright-colored siphonophores that float in the warmer parts of the ocean and have a large feeding zooid and a float in the center surrounded by smaller nutritive and reproductive zooids and by slender dactylozooids near the margin

porpitoid

\-)pəˌtȯid\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of porpita

New Latin, from Greek porpē brooch; probably akin to Greek peirein to pierce, peran to pass through — more at fare


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