Thecophora


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The`coph´o`ra


n. pl.1.(Zool.) A division of hydroids comprising those which have the hydranths in thecæ and the gonophores in capsules. The campanularians and sertularians are examples. Called also Thecata. See Illust. under Hydroidea.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.