heterozooid
n. [Gr. heteros, different; zoon, animal]
(BRYOZOA: Gymnolaemata)
A specialized zooid that forms stolons, attachment discs, rootlike structures and other such vegetative parts of the colony; a bryozoan, such as an avicularium or a rhizoid.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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