Difference between revisions of "actinula"

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|etymology=Greek diminutive <i>aktis</i>, ray
 
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|definition=([[Cnidaria]]: Hydrozoa) A larval stage that looks like either a polyp or medusa, depending upon whether the mouth is turned upward or downward.
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|definition=([[Cnidaria]]: [[Hydrozoa]]) A [[larval]] [[stage]] that looks like either a [[polyp]] or [[medusa]], depending upon whether the [[mouth]] is turned upward or downward.
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Latest revision as of 23:39, 13 September 2013

actinula (noun; Greek diminutive aktis, ray): (Cnidaria: Hydrozoa) A larval stage that looks like either a polyp or medusa, depending upon whether the mouth is turned upward or downward.