perisarc

[ per-uh-sahrk ]
/ ˈpɛr əˌsɑrk /

noun Zoology.

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

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Origin of perisarc

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

OTHER WORDS FROM perisarc

per·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 forms of perisarc

perisarcal or perisarcous, adjective

Word Origin for perisarc

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