(in certain bryozoans) an asexually produced group of cells encased in a chitinous covering that can survive unfavorable conditions, as freezing or drought, and germinate to produce a new colony.
Origin of statoblast
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The air-cells are unusually large and extend over a great part of the dorsal surface of the statoblast.
Oka has described the development from the statoblast of the allied Japanese species.
zoology an encapsulated bud produced asexually by certain bryozoans that can survive adverse conditions and that gives rise to a new colony
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