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One of the distinct individuals of a colonial invertebrate animal, such as a bryozoan, that arise asexually by budding.
zo·oid′al (-oid′l) adj.
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1. (Zoology) any independent animal body, such as an individual of a coelenterate colony
2. (Biology) a motile cell or body, such as a gamete, produced by an organism
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1. any of the distinct individuals of an animallike compound or colonial organism, as a polyp of a bryozoan.adj.
2. Also, zo•oi′dal. pertaining to, resembling, or of the nature of an animal.
[1850–55; < Greek zôi(on) animal + -oid]
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|Noun||1.||zooid - one of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan|
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