polypary

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pol·y·par·y

 (pŏl′ə-pĕr′ē) also pol·y·par·i·um (pŏl′ə-pâr′ē-əm)
n. pl. pol·y·par·ies also pol·y·par·i·a (-ē-ə)
The supporting framework of a colony of polyps of a cnidarian, especially a coral.

polypary

(ˈpɒlɪpərɪ) or

polyparium

n, pl -paries or -paria (-ˈpɛərɪə)
(Zoology) the common base and connecting tissue of a colony of coelenterate polyps, esp coral
[C18: from New Latin polypārium; see polyp]