Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as zoœcium.
  • noun The ectocyst, or outer chitinous or calcified cell, in which a polypide of the Polyzoa is lodged, and into which a polypide can be retracted after protrusion; one of the cells of the cœnœcium, containing a polypide.

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

  • noun (Zoöl.) One of the cells or tubes which inclose the feeling zooids of Bryozoa. See Illust. of sea moss.

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

  • noun zoology One of the cells or tubes which enclose the feeling zooids of Bryozoa.

Etymologies

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New Latin, from Ancient Greek  (zoos, "animal") +  (oikos, "house")

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