ZOOID

Zooid

A zooid or zo├Âid is a single animal that is part of a colonial animal. The zooids can either be directly connected by tissue or share a common exoskeleton . The colonial organism as a whole is called a zoon, plural zoa .

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zooid

Noun

  1. An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozoid.
  2. An animal in one of its inferior or early stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.
  3. One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydrozoa, and Bryozoa; — sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.

Adjective

  1. Relating to, or resembling, an animal.


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