Gonosome

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Gonosome (Zoöl) The reproductive zooids of a hydroid colony, collectively.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n gonosome In zoöl., a collective term for the reproductive zoöids of a hydrozoan.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Gr. offspring + -some, body

Usage

In literature:

Trophosome, polyps with scattered filiform tentacles; gonosome, medusae or gonophores, the medusae with hollow tentacles.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 2" by Various
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