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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Zooid  \Zo"oid\,  a.  [Zo["o]-  +  -oid.]  (Biol.) 
  Pertaining  to  or  resembling,  an  animal. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Zooid  \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. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  one  of  the  distinct  individuals  forming  a  colonial  animal 
  such  as  a  bryozoan  or  hydrozoan 

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