a collection of distinct, individual zooids that make up a compound or colonial organism.
the supporting structure for a polyp colony; polyzoarium.
- zo·ar·i·al, adjective
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How to use zoarium in a sentence
The zoarium is of delicate appearance and branches sparingly.
The zoœcia are not distinct from one another, but in dendritic forms the zoarium is divided irregularly by chitinous partitions.
A zoarium with its included polypides is finally produced from the young polypide by the rapid development of buds.
The zoarium as a whole is either recumbent and adherent or at least partly vertical.
The growth of the zoarium is much more luxuriant, and the form of the resting buds is different.