hydrorhiza

[ hahy-druh-rahy-zuh ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈraɪ zə /
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noun, plural hy·dro·rhi·zae [hahy-druh-rahy-zee] /ˌhaɪ drəˈraɪ zi/.

the rootlike base of a hydroid colony, by which it is attached to the substratum.

Origin of hydrorhiza

From New Latin, dating back to 1860–65; see origin at hydro-1, -rhiza
Related formshy·dro·rhi·zal, adjective
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