Definition of Obelia

1. Noun. (zoology) Any of various colonial marine hydroids of the genus ''Obelia'' ¹



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Definition of Obelia

1. a marine hydroid [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Obelia

obedientiary
obediently
obedt
obeisance
obeisances
obeisancies
obeisancy
obeisant
obeisantly
obeisaunce
obeisaunces
obeisaunt
obeism
obeisms
obeli
obelia (current term)
obeliac
obeliad
obelias
obelin
obelion
obelions
obelisc
obeliscal
obelise
obelised
obelises
obelising
obelisk
obelisklike

Literary usage of Obelia

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1. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The obelia colony as just described and as shown in Fig. ... All of the soft parts of the obelia colony are protected by a chitinous covering called the ..."

2. An Introduction to the Study of the Comparative Anatomy of Animals by Gilbert Charles Bourne (1900)
"CHAPTER XIV obelia GENICULATA EVERYBODY who has been to the seaside in the ... The organism known as obelia geniculata is a little stock or colony formed by ..."

3. A Manual of Zoology by Thomas Jeffery Parker, William Aitcheson Haswell (1905)
"THE HYDROZOA obelia, which is a good example of the class, is a common zoophyte occurring in the form of a delicate, whitish, or light brown, ..."

4. A Textbook of Elementary Biology by Robert John Harvey-Gibson (1889)
"... to illustrate the minute structure of the Hydrozoa, and describe the mode of reproduction and life- history in a more generalised form, such as obelia ..."

5. The Journal of the Linnean Society by Linnean Society of London (1906)
"In the British and Mediterranean D. obelia, the tubule is in a line below the ... separation of the Arctic from the better-known form of D. obelia. ..."

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