n.; pl. cormidia [Gr. dim. kormos, trunk of a tree]
(CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa)
A siphonophore gastrozooid with a tentacle and one or more gonophores of one sex; sensu stricto, cormidia are colonies within colonies; see eudoxome.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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