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.

Origin

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

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.

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