from The Century Dictionary.

  • An order of hydroids.
  • A suborder of Testudinata, contrasted with Athecæ, and containing all the tortoises whose carapace is perfect.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) A division of hydroids comprising those which have the hydranths in thecæ and the gonophores in capsules. The campanularians and sertularians are examples. Called also Thecata. See Illust. under hydroidea.


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