ancestrula

noun an·ces·tru·la \anˈsestrələ, aan-\

Definition of ancestrula

plural

ancestrulae

\-ˌlē\ or

ancestrulas

  1. :  the primary or first zooid of a bryozoan colony from which secondary individuals are formed by budding

ancestrular

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of ancestrula

New Latin, from English ancestor + New Latin -ula


First Known Use: 1899


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