Definition of zooids

Definition of zooids
  1. zooids Noun Plural of zooid
  2. zooid Noun An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozoid.
  3. zooid Noun An animal in one of its inferior or early stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.
  4. zooid Noun 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."
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