Definition of Polypites

1. Noun. (plural of polypite) ¹



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Definition of Polypites

1. polypite [n] - See also: polypite

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polypites

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

Literary usage of Polypites

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1. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1870)
"polypites developed at intervals from the free surface of the ... polypites springing from an adherent base ; tentacles capitate, scattered over the body of ..."

2. Report on the Medusae Collected by the U.S. Fish Commission Steamer by Jesse Walter Fewkes (1889)
"Below (more distally from the float) the latter structures we find a number of polypites, more or less thickened by contraction, which are arranged in ..."

3. Medusae of the World by Alfred Goldsborough Mayer (1910)
"2) is commonly found upon shells which are tenanted by the hermit-crab (Pagurus) and also upon the carapace of Limulus. The polypites arise at somewhat ..."

4. Report of the Annual Meeting (1864)
"... from the polypites, it cannot he overlooked that they pass into them by certain transitions. Agassiz" describes a well-developed mouth in the so-called ..."

5. British Zoophytes: An Introduction to the Hydroida, Actinozoa, and Polyzoa by Arthur Stuart Pennington (1885)
"polypites pale pink, gradually tapering towards the base. Tentacles 6—12. Described by Mr. Hodge (from a specimen developed from a free medusa) in Trans. of ..."

6. Textbook of Elementary Biology by Henry Johnstone Campbell (1893)
"As these polypites grow as buds from the stalk, which has itself grown as a bud ... After a time, division of labour occurs in the colony; some polypites ..."

7. The Standard Natural History by John Sterling Kingsley, Frederich Anton Heller von Hellwald, Elliott Coues (1884)
"They are known as the polypites or feeding stomachs, tasters, and sexual bells. ... In the cavities of the polypites the half-digested food can be seen ..."

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