n. [Gr. zoon, animal; eidos, like]
1. Any of the individual animals of a colonial or compound organism produced by asexual means.
A single member of a colony consisting of polypide and zooecium; zooidal adj..

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • Zooid — o oid, a. [Zo[ o] + oid.] (Biol.) Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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