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statoblast Syllabification: stat·o·blast
Pronunciation: /ˈstadəˌblast/

Definition of statoblast in English:

noun

Zoology
(In bryozoans) a resistant reproductive body produced asexually.
Example sentences
  • Horse-shoe shaped lophophore… No fossil record except for a few statoblasts (resistant wintering structures) from Quaternary sediments.
  • These cell masses, known as statoblasts, remain dormant for some time and can withstand drying and freezing; when conditions are favorable, the statoblasts germinates and forms a new zooid.
  • Genetic changes within freshwater bryozoan populations suggest temporal gene flow from statoblast banks

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