Definition of Polyzoan

1. Noun. Sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding.

Exact synonyms: Bryozoan, Moss Animal, Sea Mat, Sea Moss
Generic synonyms: Invertebrate
Group relationships: Bryozoa, Phylum Bryozoa, Polyzoa



Definition of Polyzoan

1. n. Any species of Polyzoa; one of the Polyzoa.

Definition of Polyzoan

1. Adjective. (zoology) Pertaining to polyzoa ¹

2. Noun. (zoology) A polyzoon ¹

3. Noun. (zoology) A member of a polyzoan colony ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Polyzoan

1. a bryozoan [n -S] - See also: bryozoan

Medical Definition of Polyzoan

1. Any species of Polyzoa; one of the Polyzoa. A polyzoon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Polyzoan

polyvinylidenes
polyvinylpolypyrrolidone
polyvinylpyridine n-oxide
polyvinylpyrrolidone
polyvinylpyrrolidone-iodine complex
polyvinylpyrrolidones
polyviscose
polywater
polywaters
polyword
polywords
polyyne
polyynes
polyynic
polyzoa
polyzoan (current term)
polyzoans
polyzoaria
polyzoaries
polyzoarium
polyzoary
polyzoic
polyzoics
polyzonal
polyzoon
polyzwitterion
polyzwitterionic
polyzwitterions
polyzygotic
polyzygotic twins

Literary usage of Polyzoan

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1. Chesapeake Zoölogical Laboratory by Johns Hopkins University, William Keith Brooks (1879)
"Now what interpretation are we to give to these polyzoan resemblances? Morse has shown that the adult Brachiopod resembles the Annelids in many particulars, ..."

2. Studies from the Biological Laboratory by Johns Hopkins university (1879)
"^ow what interpretation are we to give to these polyzoan resemblances? Morse has shown that the adult Brachiopod resembles the Annelids in many particulars, ..."

3. Elementary Palæontology for Geological Students by Henry Woods (1893)
"The nervous system consists of a single ganglion (g) placed on the side of the oesophagus facing the intestine. The polyzoan ..."

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