polypide

noun
pol·​yp·​ide | \ ˈpä-lə-ˌpīd How to pronounce polypide (audio) \

Definition of polypide

: one of the individual zooids of a bryozoan colony

First Known Use of polypide

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for polypide

polyp + Greek -idēs, patronymic suffix

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“Polypide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polypide. Accessed 22 Jan. 2021.

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