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  • n. polyparium

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A coral, or corallum; also, one of the coral-like structure made by bryozoans and hydroids.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An aggregate of polypites or polypides; a compound polypary, or the dermal system of a colony of individual actinozoans, hydrozoans, or polyzoans; a polyp-stock, or the stem of a colony of zoöphytes, containing the cells of the individual polypites or polypides which fabricate it.

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  • Reaumur, admitting the analogy indicated by Peyssonel, gave the name of polypes, not only to the sea - anemone, the coral animal, and the fresh-water Hydra, but to what are now known as the Polyzoa, and he termed the skeleton which they fabricate a “polypier,” or “polypidom.”

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • It multiplies by means of buds like those of a tree, the individuals all combining to form a composite stony mass, which is called a polypidom.

    Wonders of Creation

  • Reaumur, admitting the analogy indicated by Peyssonel, gave the name of polypes, not only to the sea - anemone, the coral animal, and the fresh-water Hydra, but to what are now known as the Polyzoa, and he termed the skeleton which they fabricate a "polypier," or "polypidom."

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • When the polypes formed by budding or division remain associated, the polypidom is sometimes made up of nothing but an aggregation of these cups, while at other times the cups are at once separated and held together, by an intermediate substance, which represents the branches of the red coral.

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • Thus the coral animalcule rears its polypidom or rocky structure in warm latitudes, and constructs reefs or barriers round islands.

    The Fairy-Land of Science

  • Reaumur, admitting the analogy indicated by Peyssonel, gave the name of polypes, not only to the sea-anemone, the coral animal, and the fresh-water Hydra, but to what are now known as the Polyzoa, and he termed the skeleton which they fabricate a "polypier," or "polypidom."

    Autobiography and Selected Essays

  • [LUNULITES DENTICULATA] "Conical; cells inalternate, oblong externally, interior conical, nearly vertical to the two surfaces of the polypidom; margin of the cell in its immature state open and denticulated; when mature, covered; mouth near the distal extremity; semicircular when imperfect, circular when perfect; gemmuliferous chamber at the distal end of the cell, opening round, concave surface furrowed, irregular and minutely granulated."

    Report of the North-Carolina Geological Survey. Agriculture of the Eastern Counties: Together with Descriptions of the Fossils of the Marl Beds

  • But before considering the _polypidom, _ or external dwelling

    The History of a Mouthful of Bread And its effect on the organization of men and animals

  • In short, as the tender shoot of the oak is filled by degrees with the wood which forms within it, and hardens into a branch, that goes on increasing by perpetually new growths, so the jelly polyp of the polypidom hardens below into stone and dies incessantly at the base, while it lives on indefinitely above in its constantly-renewed summit.

    The History of a Mouthful of Bread And its effect on the organization of men and animals

  • _testaceous polyps_, because, like the testaceous molluscs, these polyps have the faculty of forming, by a transudation or a continual secretion of their bodies, the stony and calcareous polypidom on which they live.

    Lamarck, the Founder of Evolution His Life and Work

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