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colonial animal

noun, Biology.
1.
a collective life form comprising associations of individual organisms that are incompletely separated, as corals and moss animals.
2.
any of the individual organisms in such a life form.
Origin of colonial animal
1880-1885
First recorded in 1880-85
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