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