Definition of Polyzoa in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpäliˈzōə/ /ˌpɑlɪˈzoʊə/

plural noun

British Zoology
another term for Bryozoa
‘It is this social character, indeed, which gives the plant-like form to the Hydrozoa and Polyzoa, the Polypes and Zoophytes of the older naturalists.’
  • ‘In Polyzoa, the budding goes on during the entire year.’


Modern Latin (plural), from poly-‘many’ + zōion ‘animal’.