- a collection of distinct, individual zooids that make up a compound or colonial organism.
- the supporting structure for a polyp colony; polyzoarium.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for zoaria
Some of these last are penetrated by zoaria of Fredericella indica.
The colonies originally start from larv produced in the ovicells of the zoaria.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
In the ponds at Port Canning the zoaria grow side by side with, and even entangled with those of Bowerbankia caudata subsp.
Although the zoaria do not form compound colonies by secreting a common membrane or investment, they are markedly gregarious.
The zoaria are circular or nearly so except when about to undergo division, in which case they are constricted in the middle.