Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A member of the class Polyzoa; a polyzoan.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the individual zooids forming the compound organism of a polyzoan.

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

  • noun zoology A tiny animal that forms compound colonies.

Etymologies

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From Latin polyzoon, from Ancient Greek πολυ (poly) + ζώον (zoon)

Examples

  • On being submitted to Mr. Robert Etheridge, the able Palaeontologist of the British Surveys, that gentleman found 8 species of corals, 1 echinoderm, 2 annelids, 3 cirrhipedes, 2 Crustacea, 64 moUusca (38 gasteropods, 25 bivalves, and 1 polyzoon) and 3 fishes.

    Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

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