Definition of Polyzoa in English:

Polyzoa

Syllabification: Pol·y·zo·a
Pronunciation: /ˌpäliˈzōə
 
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Zoology
  • British term for Bryozoa.
    More example sentences
    • It is this social character, indeed, which gives the plant-like form to the Hydrozoa and Polyzoa, the Polypes and Zoophytes of the older naturalists.
    • In Polyzoa, the budding goes on during the entire year.

Derivatives

polyzoan

noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • The polyzoan colonies were kept in running sea water in total darkness.
  • A sample obtained in June was examined and found to consist mainly of hydroids and erect branching polyzoans bound up among shell detritus and argillaceous matter.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from poly- 'many' + zōion 'animal'.

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