The*coph"o*ra (?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. a case + to bear.] Zool.

A division of hydroids comprising those which have the hydranths in thecae and the gonophores in capsules. The campanularians and sertularians are examples. Called also Thecata. See Illust. under Hydroidea.


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