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deutero- +‎ zooid


deuterozooid (plural deuterozooids)

  1. (biology) One of the secondary, and usually sexual, zooids produced by budding or fission from the primary zooids, in animals having alternate generations.
    In the tapeworms, the joints are deuterozooids.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for deuterozooid in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)