noun, plural pol·y·par·ies.
the common supporting structure of a colony of polyps, as corals.
Origin of polypary
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Of the early development of the polypary in the Dendroidea little is known, but the more mature stages have been fully worked out.
noun plural -paries or -paria (-ˈpɛərɪə)
the common base and connecting tissue of a colony of coelenterate polyps, esp coral
Word Origin for polypary
C18: from New Latin polypārium; see polyp
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