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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One of the cells or tubes which enclose the feeling zooids of Bryozoa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the cells or tubes which inclose the feeling zooids of Bryozoa. See Illust. of sea moss.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as zoœcium.
  • n. The ectocyst, or outer chitinous or calcified cell, in which a polypide of the Polyzoa is lodged, and into which a polypide can be retracted after protrusion; one of the cells of the cœnœcium, containing a polypide.

Etymologies

New Latin, from Ancient Greek  (zoos, "animal") +  (oikos, "house") (Wiktionary)

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