noun (plural polyparies)Zoology
The common stem or skeletal support of a colony of polyps, to which the individual zooids are attached.
More example sentences
- The sicula itself ceases to grow soon after the earliest theca have been developed; it remains permanently attached to the dorsal wall of the polypary.
- Small colonies do not have a folded polypary.
mid 18th century: from modern Latin polyparium, from Latin polypus (see polypus).
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