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zooecium

noun, zo·oe·ci·um \zō-ˈē-shē-əm\

Definition of zooecium

plural -cia

  1. :  a sac or chamber secreted and lived in by a bryozoan zooid



Variants of zooecium

also zoecium play \zō-ˈē-shē-əm\

Origin of zooecium

New Latin, from zo- + Greek oikia house — more at vicinity


First Known Use: 1880


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