perisarc


perisarc

perisarc [per-uh-sahrk] ExamplesWord Origin noun Zoology.

  1. the horny or chitinous outer case or covering protecting the soft parts of hydrozoans.

Origin of perisarc 1870–75; peri- + -sarc Greek sárx (genitive sarkós) fleshRelated formsper·i·sar·cal, per·i·sar·cous, adjective Examples from the Web for perisarc Historical Examples of perisarc

  • The genera are based upon these differences in the perisarc.

    The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide

    Augusta Foote Arnold

  • It flattens itself out into a disc-like form, becomes divided into four lobes, and covered by a cuticle (perisarc).

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • Over the whole exterior a delicate pellicle—the future perisarc—now becomes secreted.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • British Dictionary definitions for perisarc perisarc noun

    1. the outer chitinous layer secreted by colonial hydrozoan coelenterates, such as species of Obelia

    Derived Formsperisarcal or perisarcous, adjectiveWord Origin for perisarc C19: from peri- + -sarc, from Greek sarx flesh

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