Zoöcytium

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Zoöcytium (Zoöl) The common support, often branched, of certain species of social Infusoria.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n zoocytium The common gelatinous matrix or support of certain compound or colonial infusorians, composed of a substance secreted by and containing the individual animalcules; an infusorial syncytium; a zoöthecium. Compare zoödendrium. See cut under Epistylis.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. zw^,on an animal + a hollow vessel