Polypite Pol"y*pite, n. 1. (Zo["o]l.) (a) One of the feeding zooids, or polyps, of a coral, hydroid, or siphonophore; a hydranth. See Illust. of {Campanularian}. (b) Sometimes, the manubrium of a hydroid medusa. [1913 Webster]

2. (Paleon.) A fossil coral. [1913 Webster]

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  • polypite — noun a) A fossil polyp b) An individual polyp of a colonial cnidarian …   Wiktionary

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  • polypite — ˈpäləˌpīt noun ( s) Etymology: polyp + ite 1. : one of the zooids of a coral, hydroid, or siphonophore 2. : a feeding zooid or hydranth distinguished from a dactylozooid or other modified or degenerate zooid …   Useful english dictionary

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