trophozooid

noun troph·o·zo·oid \ -ōˌȯid \

Definition of trophozooid

1 :an imperfect zooid or individual of the sexual generation of some free-swimming tunicates that never becomes sexually mature or detached from its parent
2 :a nutritive zooid of a scyphozoan colony

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Origin and Etymology of trophozooid

troph- + zooid


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