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polyzoic

[pol-ee-zoh-ik]
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  1. (of a bryozoan colony) composed of many zooids.
  2. (of a spore) producing many sporozoites.
  3. (of a habitat) containing many animals or many different kinds of animals.
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Origin of polyzoic

First recorded in 1850–55; poly- + zo- + -ic
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polyzoic

adjective zoology
  1. (of certain colonial animals) having many zooids or similar polyps
  2. producing or containing many sporozoites
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