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hydrorhiza

[hahy-druh-rahy-zuh] /ˌhaɪ drəˈraɪ zə/
noun, plural hydrorhizae
[hahy-druh-rahy-zee] /ˌhaɪ drəˈraɪ zi/ (Show IPA)
1.
the rootlike base of a hydroid colony, by which it is attached to the substratum.
Origin of hydrorhiza
1860-1865
From New Latin, dating back to 1860-65; See origin at hydro-1, -rhiza
Related forms
hydrorhizal, adjective
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