Definition of Polyzoa in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪˈzəʊə/

plural noun

Another term for Bryozoa.
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.



noun& adjective
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.


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

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