perisarc

[ per-uh-sahrk ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌsɑrk /
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noun Zoology.

the horny or chitinous outer case or covering protecting the soft parts of hydrozoans.

Nearby words

  1. perique,
  2. perirectitis,
  3. perirhizoclasia,
  4. perisalpingitis,
  5. perisalpinx,
  6. periscope,
  7. periscopic,
  8. perish,
  9. perish the thought,
  10. perishable

Origin of perisarc

1870–75; peri- + -sarc < Greek sárx (genitive sarkós) flesh

Related formsper·i·sar·cal, per·i·sar·cous, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for perisarc

perisarc

/ (ˈpɛrɪˌsɑːk) /

noun

the outer chitinous layer secreted by colonial hydrozoan coelenterates, such as species of Obelia
Derived Formsperisarcal or perisarcous, adjective

Word Origin for perisarc

C19: from peri- + -sarc, from Greek sarx flesh

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