from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The original name of one of the animais afterward grouped as Polyzoa and Bryozoa; a kind of polyzoan or bryozoan.
  • A class of molluscoid invertebrated animals; the moss-animalcules, seamosses, or sea-mats.
  • In Protozoa, the polyzoan radiolarians: another name of the Polycyttaria or Collozoa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun plural (Zoöl.) Same as bryozoa. See Illust. under bryozoa, and phylactolæmata.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Plural form of polyzoon., tiny animals that form compound colonies
  • noun zoology The class of molluscs that the above belong to

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids


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Latin polyzoa, from Ancient Greek πολυ (poly) + ζώα (zo).


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