polyzoarium

noun

poly·​zo·​ar·​i·​um
variants or less commonly polyzoary
ˌ⸗⸗ˈzōərē
plural polyzoaria
ˌ⸗⸗⸗ˈ⸗rēə
also polyzoaries
ˌ⸗⸗ˈzōərēz
: a bryozoan colony or the supporting skeleton of such a colony

Word History

Etymology

polyzoarium from New Latin, from Polyzoa + -arium; polyzoary from New Latin Polyzoa + English -ary

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“Polyzoarium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/polyzoarium. Accessed 18 Jun. 2024.

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