• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Polypide (Zoöl) One of the ordinary zooids of the Bryozoa.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n polypide An individual zoöid of a polyzoarium, or compound polyzoan; the individual organism contained in one of the cells or cups of the ectocyst of a polyzoarium, just as an individual of a compound coralligenous actinozoan is contained in a cup of the polypidom. The polypide of a polyzoan thus corresponds to the polypite of a cœlenterate. See polypary, and cuts under Plumatella and Polyzoa.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Polypide an individual zoöid of a polyzoarium or compound polyzoan
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. polypouspolys, many, pous, foot.


In literature:

When the polypide is retracted it draws in with it a portion of the zooecium.
"Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa" by Nelson Annandale