perisarc

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per·i·sarc

 (pĕr′ĭ-särk′)
n.
A horny external covering that encloses the polyp colonies of certain hydrozoans.

[peri- + Greek sarx, sark-, flesh.]

perisarc

(ˈpɛrɪˌsɑːk)
n
(Zoology) the outer chitinous layer secreted by colonial hydrozoan coelenterates, such as species of Obelia
[C19: from peri- + -sarc, from Greek sarx flesh]
ˌperiˈsarcal, ˌperiˈsarcous adj