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zooid

 [zo´oid]
1. animal-like.
2. an animal-like object or form.
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zo·oid

(zō'oyd),
1. Resembling an animal; an organism or object with an animalian appearance.
2. An animal cell capable of independent existence or movement for example, ovum or a spermatozoon, segment of a tapeworm.
3. An individual of a colonial invertebrate, such as coral.
[G. zoōdēs, fr. zōon, animal, + eidos, resemblance]
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zo·oid

(zō'oyd)
1. Resembling an animal; an organism or object with an animalian appearance.
2. An animal cell capable of independent existence or movement, as the oocyte or a sperm, or the segment of a tapeworm.
3. An individual of a colonial invertebrate, such as a coral.
[G. zoōdēs, fr. zōon, animal, + eidos, resemblance]
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zooid

  1. any individual polyp of a colony of invertebrate animals that are linked together. For example, COELENTERATES have feeding polyps (gasterozoids), and reproductive polyps (gonozoids).
  2. a motile cell or body, such as a gamete, produced by an organism.
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