Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A polyp in sense ; a polypite or polypide; one individual, or a single cell, of a compound polyp.
  • noun A polypidom, polypary, or polypstock; a compound or aggregate polyp; a polyzoarium.
  • Composed of the stony material of some polypidoms; coral-like: as, polypier beads.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A polypidom.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A polypidom
  • noun The individual attachment of a polyp to a polypidom

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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