mesozooid

mesozooid

[¦mez·ə¦zō‚ȯid]
(invertebrate zoology)
A type of bryozoan heterozooid that produces slender tubes (mesozooecia or mesopores), internally subdivided by many closely spaced diaphragms, that open as tiny polygonal apertures.
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Presencia de tres tipos de polipo en una colonia, ademas del polipo primario: autuzooides, sifonozooides y mesozooides. Se da en Pennantulacea y en un genero de Alcyonacea.