from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One of the special zooids, or cells, of Bryozoa, destined to receive and develop ova; an ovicell. See bryozoa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One of the bud-like cells or cysts of some polyzoans, as the marine gymnolæmatous forms of the order, which are specially formed to receive the ova, and in which the ova are fecundated; the kind of ovicell or oöcyst which a moss-animalcule may have.


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