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A sedentary colonial coelenterate with upright branching stems bearing minute cups in which the polyps sit.
- ‘Obelia is used in many zoology textbooks to exemplify the Hydrozoa life cycle.’
- ‘In the coelenterate Obelia, the egg develops into a colonial hydroid consisting of a series of branching Hydra-like organisms called polyps.’
- ‘Cnidarians of the genus Obelia form colonies of polyps in their asexual generation.’
Modern Latin, from Greek obelos pointed pillar.
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