adj. [Gr. kalyptos, covered; blastos, bud]
(CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa)
Pertains to hydranths in which the gonophores are commonly borne singly or multiply on stalked blastostyles that are encased in peridermal gonothecae.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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