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hydrozoan

[hahy-druh-zoh-uh n] /ˌhaɪ drəˈzoʊ ən/
noun
1.
any freshwater or marine coelenterate of the class Hydrozoa, including free-swimming or attached types, as the hydra, in which one developmental stage, either the polyp or medusa, is absent, and colonial types, as the Portuguese man-of-war, in which both medusa and polyp stages are present in a single colony.
adjective
2.
belonging or pertaining to the Hydrozoa.
Origin of hydrozoan
1875-1880
1875-80; < New Latin Hydrozo(a) (see hydro-1, -zoa) + -an
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hydrozoan

/ˌhaɪdrəʊˈzəʊən/
noun
1.
any colonial or solitary coelenterate of the class Hydrozoa, which includes the hydra, Portuguese man-of-war, and the sertularians
adjective
2.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Hydrozoa
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