Nectocalyx

Nec`to*ca"lyx

(?), n.;
pl. Nectocalyces (#).
[NL., fr. Gr. nhkto`s swimming + a calyx.] (Zol.) (a) The swimming bell or umbrella of a jellyfish of medusa. (b) One of the zooids of certain Siphonophora, having somewhat the form, and the essential structure, of the bell of a jellyfish, and acting as a swimming organ.
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Nec"to*sac

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Nec"to*sack

} (?), n. [Gr. nhkto`s swimming + E. sac, sack.] (Zol.) The cavity of a nectocalyx.
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