avicularium


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avicularium

[ə‚vik·yə′lar·ē·ən]
(invertebrate zoology)
A specialized individual in a bryozoan colony with a beak that keeps other animals from settling on the colony.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
O1AVS, O1AVL: Distal orientation of shorter (longer) avicularium: 1, directed distally; 2, transversely; 3, proximally.
O2VS, O2AVL: Lateral orientation of shorter (longer) avicularium: 1, inward; 2, longitudinally; 3, outward.