Polypary
Polypary \Pol"y*pa*ry\, n.; pl. {Polyparies}. [See {Polyp}.] (Zo["o]l.) Same as {Polypidom}. [1913 Webster]

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  • polypary — [päl′i per΄ē əm] n. pl. polyparia [päl′i per΄əpäl′i per΄ē] n. polyparies [ModL < L polypus, POLYP] the common base or the connecting tissue to which each member of a colony of polyps is attached: also polyparium [päl′i per΄ē əm] n. polyparia… …   English World dictionary

  • polypary — n.; pl. ies [Gr. polys, many; pario, to beget] (CNIDARIA: Hydrozoa) Structure/tissues in which the polyps of corals and other compound forms are embedded; polypidom; polyparium …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • polypary — polyparian /pol euh pair ee euhn/, adj. /pol euh per ee/, n., pl. polyparies. the common supporting structure of a colony of polyps, as corals. [1740 50; < NL polyparium. See POLYP, ARY] * * * …   Universalium

  • polypary — noun polyparium …   Wiktionary

  • polypary — [ pɒlɪp(ə)ri] noun (plural polyparies) Zoology the common stem or skeletal support of a colony of polyps. Origin C18: from mod. L. polyparium, from L. polypus …   English new terms dictionary

  • polypary — pol·yp·ary …   English syllables

  • polypary — /ˈpɒləpəri/ (say poluhpuhree) noun (plural polyparies) the common supporting structure of a colony of polyps, as corals. {New Latin polypārium} …   Australian English dictionary

  • polypary — n. (pl. ies) the common stem or support of a colony of polyps. Etymology: mod.L polyparium (as POLYPUS) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Polyparies — Polypary Pol y*pa*ry, n.; pl. {Polyparies}. [See {Polyp}.] (Zo[ o]l.) Same as {Polypidom}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • polyparian — |pälə|pa(a)rēən adjective Etymology: polypary + an : of or relating to a polypary …   Useful english dictionary

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