n. [Gr. peri, around; sarx, flesh]
(CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa)
A yellowish or brown chitinous covering of a colony that is secreted by the epidermis; the periderm.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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