Hydranth meaning

hīdrănth
A feeding zooid in a hydroid colony having an oral opening surrounded by tentacles.
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(zool.) Any of the feeding individuals (zooids) of a hydroid colony.
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(zoology) An individual polyp of a hydroid colony.
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Origin of hydranth

  • hydr(a) Greek anthos flower

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From hydra +‎ -anth (“flower”), thus "hydra blossom".

    From Wiktionary