[hahy-druh nth]

noun Zoology.

the terminal part of a hydroid polyp that bears the mouth and tentacles and contains the stomach region.

Origin of hydranth

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

Word Origin for hydranth

C19: from hydra + Greek anthos flower
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