deuterozooid definition

  • noun:
    • the additional, and usually intimate, zooids made by budding or fission through the main zooids, in pets having alternative generations.
    • among the secondary, and often sexual, zooids made by budding or fission from main zooids, in creatures having alternative years. In tapeworms, the joints are deuterozooids.
    • A secondary zoöid; a zoöid generated by gemmation from a zoöid; a proglottis.
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