Definition of Polypite

1. n. One of the feeding zooids, or polyps, of a coral, hydroid, or siphonophore; a hydranth. See Illust. of Campanularian.



Definition of Polypite

1. Noun. (rare) A fossil polyp ¹

2. Noun. (rare) An individual polyp of a colonial cnidarian ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polypite

1. a polyp of a colonial animal [n -S]

Medical Definition of Polypite

1. 1. One of the feeding zooids, or polyps, of a coral, hydroid, or siphonophore; a hydranth. Sometimes, the manubrium of a hydroid medusa. 2. A fossil coral. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polypite

polypidom
polypidoms
polypier
polypiers
polypifer
polypifera
polypiferas
polypiferous
polypifers
polypiform
polypigerous
polypill
polypills
polypine
polypiparous
polypite (current term)
polypites
polyplacophora
polyplacophoran
polyplacophorans
polyplacophore
polyplacophores
polyplacophorous
polyplasmia
polyplastic
polyplastid
polyplastids
polyplet
polyplets
polyplex

Literary usage of Polypite

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1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"Two species. borne upon the body of the polypite. Umbrella, deep bell- shaped, thick-walled, with clusters of thread-cells imbedded in its walls, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"Ну dm destined to become detached and enjoy henceforth an independent existence. Decapitation and Re-formation of successive polypite-heads. ..."

3. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"For instance, if the bell be pricked with a needle at this point (a), the polypite immediately moves over and touches that point, as represented in the ..."

4. Report by British Association for the Advancement of Science (1864)
"Ovir account of the development of the polypite-bud in the ... species of Tubularia, namely, the periodical shedding and renewal of the polypite-heads. ..."

5. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"In this type the greater part of the original ovum, instead of directly giving rise to the polypite, becomes a kind of yolk-sack, from which the ..."

6. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1880)
"The tentacle is jointed, very contractile, and historically differs in no respect from the stem. Each tentacle can be drawn up to the base of its polypite, ..."

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