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A feeding zooid in a hydroid colony having an oral opening surrounded by tentacles.
[hydr(a) + Greek anthos, flower.]
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(Zoology) a polyp in a colony of hydrozoan coelenterates that is specialized for feeding rather than reproduction
[C19: from hydra + Greek anthos flower]
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any of the asexual feeding polyps in a hydroid colony.
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