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avicularium

[ uh-vik-yuh-lair-ee-uhm ]
/ əˌvɪk yəˈlɛər i əm /
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noun, plural a·vic·u·lar·i·a [uh-vik-yuh-lair-ee-uh]. /əˌvɪk yəˈlɛər i ə/. Zoology.

a protective zooid of a bryozoan colony, having movable jaws that can be snapped shut.

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Origin of avicularium

From New Latin; see origin at avi-, -cule1, -arium

OTHER WORDS FROM avicularium

a·vic·u·lar·i·an, adjective

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