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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 zĂ´ion animal + from Greek –oeides, from eidos form
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