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Meaning of ZOOID

Pronunciation:  'zowoyd

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  one of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan

ZOOID is a 5 letter word that starts with Z.


 See Also: being, organism



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Zo"oid\, a. [Zo["o]- + -oid.] (Biol.)
    Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.
  2. \Zo"oid\, n.
    1. (Biol.) An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a
       spermatic cell or spermatozooid.
    2. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) An animal in one of its inferior stages of
           development, as one of the intermediate forms in
           alternate generation.
       (b) One of the individual animals in a composite group, as
           of Anthozoa, Hydroidea, and Bryozoa; -- sometimes
           restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and
           digestive organs are not developed.