hydrosome

[ hahy-druh-sohm ]
/ ˈhaɪ drəˌsoʊm /

noun Zoology.

the entire body of a compound hydrozoan.

Nearby words

  1. hydroseed,
  2. hydrosere,
  3. hydroski,
  4. hydrosol,
  5. hydrosoma,
  6. hydrospace,
  7. hydrosphere,
  8. hydrostat,
  9. hydrostatic,
  10. hydrostatic balance

Origin of hydrosome

1860–65; hydro- (combining form representing hydra) + -some3

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British Dictionary definitions for hydrosome

hydrosome

hydrosoma (ˌhaɪdrəˈsəʊmə)

/ (ˈhaɪdrəˌsəʊm) /

noun

zoology the body of a colonial hydrozoan

Word Origin for hydrosome

C19: from hydro-, from hydra + -some ³

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