statoblast

noun
stato·​blast | \ˈsta-tə-ˌblast \

Definition of statoblast 

1 : a bud in a freshwater bryozoan that overwinters in a chitinous envelope and develops into a new individual in spring

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Zooids are hermaphroditic but spread thanks to statoblasts, a clump of cells found on the organism that can reproduce asexually if broken off from the colony. Sarah Gibbens, National Geographic, "Mysterious, Brain-Like Blob Found in Lagoon," 31 Aug. 2017

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1855, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of statoblast was in 1855

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