polyzoa


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polyzoa

(ˌpɒlɪˈzəʊə)
n
(Animals) a small mosslike aquatic creature
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyzoa - marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooidspolyzoa - marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids
animal kingdom, Animalia, kingdom Animalia - taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals
bryozoan, moss animal, polyzoan, sea mat, sea moss - sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
Ectoprocta, phylum Ectoprocta - coextensive with or a subphylum of Bryozoa
Endoprocta, Entoprocta, phylum Entoprocta - sometimes considered a subphylum of Bryozoa
phylum - (biology) the major taxonomic group of animals and plants; contains classes
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A limnological study of certain fresh-water Polyzoa with special reference to their statoblasts.