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English → English (WordNet) Definition: polyzoa polyzoa n : marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids [syn: Bryozoa, phylum Bryozoa] polyzoan n : sessile aquatic animal forming mosslike colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding [syn: bryozoan, sea mat, sea moss, moss animal ] [also: polyzoa (pl)] polyzoa See polyzoan
English → English (gcide) Definition: Polyzoa Polyzoa \Pol`y*zo"a\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. poly`s many + zo^,on an animal.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as Bryozoa. See Illust. under Bryozoa, and Phylactol[ae]mata. [1913 Webster] Polyzoon \Pol`y*zo"["o]n\, n.; pl. Polyzoa. [NL. See Polyzoan.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the individual zooids forming the compound organism of a polyzoan. [1913 Webster] Bryozoa \Bry`o*zo"a\, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? moss + ? animal.] (Zo["o]l.) A class of Molluscoidea, including minute animals which by budding form compound colonies; -- called also Polyzoa. [1913 Webster] Note: They are often coralike in form and appearance, each small cell containing an individual zooid. Other species grow in delicate, flexible, branched forms, resembling moss, whence the name. Some are found in fresh water, but most are marine. The three principal divisions are Ectoprocta, Entoprocta, and Pterobranchia. See Cyclostoma, Chilostoma, and Phylactolema. [1913 Webster]


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