Dictionary > Zooid

Zooid

Definition
noun, plural: zooids
(1) A cell capable of spontaneous movement and can live independently or apart from the parent organism.
(2) An animal or organism in inferior developmental stages; an organism in intermediate form.
(3) An organism from a colony forming group of animals, such as anthozoa, hydroidea and bryozoa in which their mouth and alimentary canal are not highly developed.
adjective
Of, pertaining to, relating to, or resembling an animal; zooidal.
Supplement
Word origin: Greek zôion animal + from Greek –oeides, from eidos form
Mentioned in:

  • Ampullaceous


You will also like...

Geological Periods
Geological Periods

Geological periods is a study guide that cites the different geological periods on Earth's timeline. Each has a brief ov..

Still Water Community Plants
Still Water Community Plants

This tutorial looks at the adaptations of freshwater plants for them to thrive in still water habitats. Familiarize your..

Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems
Pollution in Freshwater Ecosystems

There are many environmental factors that arise due to the usage of water in one way or another and for every action tha..

Direct and indirect physiologic effects of growth hormone
Animal Growth Hormones

Hormones are produced in the endocrine glands of animals. The pituitary gland and hypothalamus are the most impor..

Photosynthesis and respiration
Plant Metabolism

Plants are responsible for incredible feats of molecular transformation. Plant processes, such as photosynthesis, photop..

Adaptive Radiation
Adaptive Radiation

The diversification of several new species from a recent ancestral source, each adapted to utilize or occupy a vacant ad..