cormidium


cormidium
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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  • cormidie — [kɔʀmidi] n. f. ÉTYM. 1933 (Larousse du XXe siècle); lat. sc. cormidium, du grec kormos « tronc d arbre ». ❖ ♦ Didact. (zool.). L un des groupes de polypes (Siphonophores) fixé sur le stolon et comprenant : un polype protecteur (aspidozoïde), un… …   Encyclopédie Universelle


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