Zooid meaning

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One of the distinct individuals of a colonial invertebrate animal, such as a bryozoan, that arise asexually by budding.
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A comparatively independent animal organism produced by other than sexual methods, as by fission, gemmation, etc.
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Any of the individual members of a colonial or compound animal.
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(biology) An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozoid.
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(zoology) An animal in one of its inferior or early stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.
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(zoology) One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydrozoa, and Bryozoa; "” sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.
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(biology) Relating to, or resembling, an animal.
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Origin of zooid

  • zoo- +"Ž -oid

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