nematocalyx etymology

English word nematocalyx comes from English nemat-, English calyx

Detailed word origin of nematocalyx

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
nemat- English (eng) (chiefly, biology) Characteristic of, pertaining to, or possessing a filiform structure. Nematode.
calyx English (eng) (botany) The outermost whorl of flower parts, comprising the sepals, which covers and protects the petals as they develop.. (zoology) A cup-like structure, such as in the mammalian kidney.. (zoology) The crown of a crinoid.
nematocalyx English (eng) (zoology) A kind of cup or calicle containing nematocysts, found upon hydroids of the family Plumularidae.

Words with the same origin as nematocalyx

Descendants of nemat-
antinematode nematicide nematoblast nematocide nematodelike nematodiasis nematofauna nematogen nematognath nematoid nematology nematomorph nematophagous phytonematode