Meaning of zoothecium in English:

zoothecium

noun

rare
  • An aggregate of the fused shells or protective sheaths of certain aquatic colonial protozoans; compare "polythecium", zoodendrium .

Origin

Late 19th century; earliest use found in William Saville-Kent (1845–1908), marine biologist.

Pronunciation

zoothecium

/ˌzuːə(ʊ)ˈθiːsɪəm/ /ˌzəʊə(ʊ)ˈθiːsɪəm/