Tu`bu*la"ri*an (?), n. Zool.

Any hydroid belonging to the suborder Tubularida.

⇒ These hydroids usually form tufts of delicate tubes, and both gonophores and hydranths are naked. The gonophores of many of the species become free jellyfishes; those of other species remain permanently attached as medusoid buds or sporosacs. See Illust. under Gonosome, and Cymnoblastea.


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Tu`bu*la"ri*an, a. Zool.

Of or pertaining to the tubularians.


© Webster 1913.

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