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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The common supporting framework of a colony of polyps, especially of coral.

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  • n. polyparium

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as polypidom.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The stock of the Anthozoa and related polyps; a polyp-stock, polypidom, or polyparia; the horny or chitinous outer covering or envelop with which many of the Hydrozoa are furnished.


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