Definition of Hydranth

1. n. One of the nutritive zooids of a hydroid colony. Also applied to the proboscis or manubrium of a hydroid medusa. See Illust. of Hydroidea.



Definition of Hydranth

1. Noun. (zoology) An individual polyp of a hydroid colony ¹

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Definition of Hydranth

1. the oral opening of a hydra [n -S]

Medical Definition of Hydranth

1. One of the nutritive zooids of a hydroid colony. Also applied to the proboscis or manubrium of a hydroid medusa. Origin: Hydra + Gr. A flower. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hydranth

hydrallostane
hydram
hydramide
hydramides
hydramine
hydramines
hydramitrazine tartrate
hydramnion
hydramnios
hydrams
hydranencephaly
hydrangea
hydrangea family
hydrangeas
hydrant
hydranth (current term)
hydranths
hydrants
hydrargochloride
hydrargochlorides
hydrargyria
hydrargyrism
hydrargyrum
hydrarthrodial
hydrarthron
hydrarthrosis
hydrarthrus
hydras
hydrase
hydrases

Literary usage of Hydranth

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1. Lessons in elementary biology by Thomas Jeffery Parker (1898)
"Diagrams illustrating the derivation of the medusa from the hydranth. In the whole series of figures the ectoderm (ect) is dotted, the endoderm (end) ..."

2. Regeneration by Thomas Hunt Morgan (1901)
"fluid had been added to the wall where the hydranth is produced. The globules disappear in the region of the new hydranth, but, I think, it can be shown ..."

3. Individuality in Organisms by Charles Manning Child (1915)
"When a piece is cut with a fully developed active hydranth at its apical end, no hydranth appears at the basal end until the metabolic rate of the apical ..."

4. Bryn Mawr College Monographs by Bryn Mawr College (1904)
"If we assume that the influence (producing an aboral hydranth) from the cut ... Conversely, in pieces sufficiently long for the oral hydranth alone to ..."

5. Senescence and Rejuvenescence by Charles Manning Child (1915)
"Differences in motor activity may be concerned in the difference in susceptibility between the fully developed medusa bud and the hydranth, but the greater ..."

6. A Course in Invertebrate Zo├Âlogy: A Guide to the Dissection and Comparative by Henry Sherring Pratt (1915)
"Study an expanded hydranth. We note the radial type of structure and the tubular body, the internal cavity of which opens to the outside through the ..."

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