polyzoan


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pol·y·zo·an

 (pŏl′ē-zō′ən)
n.
A bryozoan.

[From New Latin Polyzōa, former phylum name : poly- + -zōa, pl. of -zōon; see -zoon.]

pol′y·zo′an adj.

polyzoan

(ˌpɒlɪˈzəʊən)
n, adj
(Animals) another word for bryozoan
[C19: from New Latin, Polyzoa class name, from poly- + -zoan, from Greek zoion an animal]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.polyzoan - sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentaclespolyzoan - 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
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Bryozoa, phylum Bryozoa, polyzoa - marine or freshwater animals that form colonies of zooids