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Definition of Zooid

Zooid a. means: Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.

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Zooid a. means: Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.

Meaning of Zooid

Zooid (a.) means: Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.

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Zooid (a.): Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.

Tritozooid (n.): A zooid of the third generation in asexual reproduction.

Protozoon (n.): A single zooid of a compound protozoan.

Zoon (n.): An animal which is the sole product of a single egg; -- opposed to zooid.

Sporogony (n.): The growth or development of an animal or a zooid from a nonsexual germ.

Zooid (n.): An animal in one of its inferior stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.

Gonozooid (n.): A sexual zooid, or medusoid bud of a hydroid; a gonophore. See Hydroidea, and Illust. of Campanularian.

Sporosac (n.): A hydrozoan reproductive zooid or gonophore which does not become medusoid in form or structure. See Illust. under Athecata.

Blastostyle (n.): In certain hydroids, an imperfect zooid, whose special function is to produce medusoid buds. See Hydroidea, and Athecata.

Person (n.): A shoot or bud of a plant; a polyp or zooid of the compound Hydrozoa Anthozoa, etc.; also, an individual, in the narrowest sense, among the higher animals.

Zooid (n.): One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydroidea, and Bryozoa; -- sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.

Gonophore (n.): A sexual zooid produced as a medusoid bud upon a hydroid, sometimes becoming a free hydromedusa, sometimes remaining attached. See Hydroidea, and Illusts. of Athecata, Campanularian, and Gonosome.

Simple (a.): Consisting of a single individual or zooid; as, a simple ascidian; -- opposed to compound.

Zooid (n.): An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozooid.

Dactylozooid (n.): A kind of zooid of Siphonophora which has an elongated or even vermiform body, with one tentacle, but no mouth. See Siphonophora.

Individual (n.): An independent, or partially independent, zooid of a compound animal.

Oecoid (n.): The colorless porous framework, or stroma, of red blood corpuscles from which the zooid, or hemoglobin and other substances of the corpuscles, may be dissolved out.

Zooidal (a.): Of or pertaining to a zooid; as, a zooidal form.

Bryozoum (n.): An individual zooid of a bryozoan coralline, of which there may be two or more kinds in a single colony. The zooecia usually have a wreath of tentacles around the mouth, and a well developed stomach and intestinal canal; but these parts are lacking in the other zooids (Avicularia, Ooecia, etc.).

Sporocyst (n.): An asexual zooid, usually forming one of a series of larval forms in the agamic reproduction of various trematodes and other parasitic worms. The sporocyst generally develops from an egg, but in its turn produces other larvae by internal budding, or by the subdivision of a part or all of its contents into a number of minute germs. See Redia.

Porpita (n.): A genus of bright-colored Siphonophora found floating in the warmer parts of the ocean. The individuals are round and disk-shaped, with a large zooid in the center of the under side, surrounded by smaller nutritive and reproductive zooids, and by slender dactylozooids near the margin. The disk contains a central float, or pneumatocyst.

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