[ pol-uh-per-ee ]
/ ˈpɒl əˌpɛr i /
noun, plural pol·y·par·ies.
the common supporting structure of a colony of polyps, as corals.
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OTHER WORDS FROM polyparypol·y·par·i·an [pol-uh-pair-ee-uhn], /ˌpɒl əˈpɛər i ən/, adjective
Words nearby polypary
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Example sentences from the Web for polypary
Of the early development of the polypary in the Dendroidea little is known, but the more mature stages have been fully worked out.
British Dictionary definitions for polypary
/ (ˈpɒlɪpərɪ) /
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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