Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The common gelatinous matrix or support of certain compound or colonial infusorians, composed of a substance secreted by and containing the individual animalcules; an infusorial syncytium; a zoöthecium. Compare zoödendrium. See cut under Epistylis.
- n. Alternative form of zoöcytium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) The common support, often branched, of certain species of social Infusoria.
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