Definition of Hydroid

1. Noun. Colonial coelenterates having the polyp phase dominant.

Exact synonyms: Hydrozoan
Generic synonyms: Cnidarian, Coelenterate
Specialized synonyms: Planula, Hydra, Siphonophore, Sertularian
Group relationships: Class Hydrozoa, Hydrozoa



Definition of Hydroid

1. a. Related to, or resembling, the hydra; of or pertaining to the Hydroidea.

Definition of Hydroid

1. Noun. Any of many colonial coelenterates that exist mainly as a polyp; a hydrozoan ¹

2. Adjective. Of or pertaining to such creatures ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hydroid

1. a polyp [n -S] - See also: polyp

Medical Definition of Hydroid

1. Related to, or resembling, the hydra; of or pertaining to the Hydroidea. One of the Hydroideas. Origin: Hydra. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydroid

hydrogurets
hydrohalic
hydrohalic acid
hydrohalide
hydrohalides
hydrohalite
hydrohalogenation
hydrohalogenations
hydrohemicryptophyte
hydrohemicryptophytes
hydrohetaerolite
hydrohonessite
hydrohydrodesulphurisation
hydrohydrodesulphurization
hydrohydroxic acid
hydroid (current term)
hydroidea
hydroids
hydroiodic
hydroiodic acid
hydroiodic acids
hydroiodide
hydroisomerization
hydroisomerizations
hydroisomerize
hydroisomerized
hydroisomerizes
hydroisomerizing
hydrokinesis
hydrokinetic

Literary usage of Hydroid

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"The typical genus is the well-known hydroid Podo- coryne, budding the medusa known as ... Coryne, a common British bn8.ed into a brood pouch con- hydroid, ..."

2. Annals and Magazine of Natural History by William Jardine (1872)
"MANY years have elapsed since Mr. Gosse described, in the ' Transactions of the Linnean Society,' a remarkable hydroid, which he named Lar ..."

3. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1900)
"pA New Unattached hydroid. — In a paper on Woods Holl Hy- droids, L. Murbach 2 redescribes ... and gives an account of a very remarkable unattached hydroid. ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and by Hugh Chisholm (1910)
"The remarkable hydroid Lor (ng. 11) grows upon the tubes of the worm ... is a colony- forming hydroid which grows upon the shells of bivalve molluscs, ..."

5. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The wall of the hydroid sends out a hollow protrusion which may become either a new hydroid or a medusa. Certain medusae also produce medusa; by budding. ..."

6. Lessons in Elementary Biology by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1897)
"As a matter of fact this is precisely what happens in a great number of animals allied to Hydra and known by the name of Zoophytes or hydroid polypes. ..."

7. Guide to the Coral Gallery (Protozoa, Porifera Or Sponges, Hydrozoa, and by Randolph Kirkpatrick, Francis Jeffrey Bell (1907)
"2, 3. and specimen in Case 3) is a branching hydroid colony, every branch terminating in a polyp, as each individual of a colony is termed. ..."

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