Definition of Polyzoon

1. Noun. (zoology) A tiny animal that forms compound colonies. ¹



¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polyzoon

1. a phylum of aquatic animals [n POLYZOA]

Medical Definition of Polyzoon

1. Origin: NL. See Polyzoan. One of the individual zooids forming the compound organism of a polyzoan. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyzoon

polyword
polywords
polyyne
polyynes
polyynic
polyzoa
polyzoan
polyzoans
polyzoaria
polyzoaries
polyzoarium
polyzoary
polyzoic
polyzoics
polyzonal
polyzoon (current term)
polyzwitterion
polyzwitterionic
polyzwitterions
polyzygotic
polyzygotic twins
pom
pom-pom
pom-poms
pom pom
pomace
pomace fly
pomacentroid
pomaceous
pomaces

Literary usage of Polyzoon

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1. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria by Royal Society of Victoria (1889)
"These specimens reached me in excellent condition, and a glance at the living animal at once proved it to be a polyzoon of very novel and ..."

2. The Intellectual Observer (1865)
"THE WANDERING polyzoon (CRISTATELLA MUCEDO). BY EEV. ... so descriptive of the habits of this polyzoon, first proposed by Lamark, had been allowed to stand; ..."

3. Catalogue of Marine Polyzoa in the Collection of the British Museum by George Busk (1852)
"In a paper in the Transactions of the Microscopical Society (cited above), an endeavour is made to show the true nature of this polyzoon and to describe ..."

4. The Popular Science Review: A Quarterly Miscellany of Entertaining and edited by [Anonymus AC02893924] (1863)
"In the Ascidian the respiration takes place by means of internal branchiae; in the polyzoon, by means of external branchiae forming around the mouth a ..."

5. The English Cyclopaedia by Charles Knight (1867)
"Essentially a polyzoon, it is nevertheless distinguished from all other Polyzoa by the circumstance that its tentacles are united together by a membrane ..."

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