Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A bryozoan.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Consisting of many zoöids, polypides, or persons in one compound or colonial aggregate; specifically, pertaining to the Polyzoa, or having their characters; bryozoan.
  • noun A member of the Polyzoa; a polyzoön.
  • noun An individual element of a compound polyzoön; a polypide.

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

  • noun Any species of Polyzoa; one of the Polyzoa.
  • noun A polyzoön.

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

  • adjective zoology Pertaining to polyzoa
  • noun zoology A polyzoon
  • noun zoology A member of a polyzoan colony

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From New Latin Polyzōa, former phylum name : poly– + –zōa, pl. of -zōon; see –zoon.]

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From polyzoa + -an

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