Definition of phylactocarp in US English:

phylactocarp

noun

Zoology
  • A receptacle in certain hydrozoans protecting the gonothecae.

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in George Allman (1812–1898), naturalist. From Hellenistic Greek ϕυλακτός capable of being preserved, though used in active sense, ‘capable of guarding or protecting’ + καρπός fruit.

Pronunciation

phylactocarp

/fɪˈlaktə(ʊ)kaːp/