colonial animal

noun Biology.

a collective life form comprising associations of individual organisms that are incompletely separated, as corals and moss animals.
any of the individual organisms in such a life form.


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Origin of colonial animal

First recorded in 1880–85 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020