polypide

noun

pol·​yp·​ide ˈpä-lə-ˌpīd How to pronounce polypide (audio)
: one of the individual zooids of a bryozoan colony

Word History

Etymology

polyp + Greek -idēs, patronymic suffix

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of polypide was in 1850

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“Polypide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polypide. Accessed 16 Apr. 2024.

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