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

  • adj. Forming or consisting of a colony of zooids.
  • adj. Containing numerous sporozoites.

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  • adj. Pertaining to polyzoa.
  • adj. Consisting of a colony of zooids or similar organisms
  • n. A spore that produces lots of sporozoites.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Filled with imaginary animals and other beings, as primitive religious conceptions; zoölatrous.
  • Having the characters of the Polyzoa; existing in the form of a colony composed of a number of zoöids.
  • In Sporozoa, designating a spore that produces many falciform bodies. Contrasted with monozoic, dizoic, etc.
  • In cestodes, having the body consisting of metamerically arranged regions each containing a set of generative organs, as in Tænia. Compare monozoic.


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From polyzoa + -ic.


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