polyzoan

[ pol-ee-zoh-uhn ]
/ ˌpɒl iˈzoʊ ən /

adjective, noun British.

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Origin of polyzoan

1855–60; <New Latin Polyzo(a) Polyzoa + -an
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British Dictionary definitions for polyzoan

polyzoan
/ (ˌpɒlɪˈzəʊən) /

noun, adjective

another word for bryozoan

Word Origin for polyzoan

C19: from New Latin, Polyzoa class name, from poly- + -zoan, from Greek zoion an animal
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