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n. pl. zo·ar·i·ums also zo·ar·i·a (-ē-ə)
The aggregate of zooids that make up a colonial organism such as a bryozoan.

zo·ar′i·al (-ē-əl) adj.
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(Zoology) a colony of zooids
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Sediments included terrigenous clays and silts, derived from the uplifted Taconic Orogen to the east-southeast, and autogenic skeletal carbonates, mostly bryozoan zoaria, brachiopod shells and crinoid ossicles.