zooid


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zooid \Zo"oid\, a. [Zoo- + -oid.] (Biol.)
   Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Zooid \Zo"oid\, n.
   1. (Biol.) An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a
      spermatic cell or spermatozooid.
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   2. (Zool.)
      (a) An animal in one of its inferior stages of
          development, as one of the intermediate forms in
          alternate generation.
      (b) One of the individual animals in a composite group, as
          of Anthozoa, Hydroidea, and Bryozoa; -- sometimes
          restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and
          digestive organs are not developed.
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