polyzoic

polyzoic
1. adjective /pɒliˈzəʊ.ɪk/
a) Pertaining to polyzoa.
b) Consisting of a colony of zooids or similar organisms
2. noun /pɒliˈzəʊ.ɪk/
A spore that produces lots of sporozoites.

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