Zooid

Adjective

  • (biology) Relating to, or resembling, an animal.

Noun

  • (biology) An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozoid.
  • (zoology) One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydrozoa, and Bryozoa; — sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.
  • (zoology) An animal in one of its inferior or early stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.

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