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[hahy-druh nth]
noun Zoology.
  1. the terminal part of a hydroid polyp that bears the mouth and tentacles and contains the stomach region.
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Origin of hydranth

1870–75; hydr(a) + Greek ánth(os) flower
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  1. a polyp in a colony of hydrozoan coelenterates that is specialized for feeding rather than reproduction
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Word Origin

C19: from hydra + Greek anthos flower
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