n. pl.; sing. -ium [Gr. mekon, poppy]
1. (ARTHROPODA: Insecta)
Waste products of pupal metabolism that are discharged shortly after adult emergence.
2. (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa)
Medusoid gonophores, sessile or pedicellate, which upon emergence from the gonangium act as external brood sacs.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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