Gonotheca

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Gonotheca

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. Offspring _ box.

(Science: zoology) a capsule developed on certain hydroids (Thecaphora), inclosing the blastostyle upon which the medusoid buds or gonophores are developed.

Synonym: gonangium, and teleophore. See hydroidea, and Illust. Of Campanularian.