polypide


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polypide

[′päl·i‚pīd]
(invertebrate zoology)
The internal contents of an ectoproct bryozoan zooid.
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Sexual reproduction in Epistomia bursaria (Bryozoa: Cheilostomata), an endozooidal brooder without polypide recycling.
Contrary to these examples, the tissues that eventually form the polypide and cystid of bryozoan ancestruale are largely undifferentiated in all bryozoan larval forms except for those of phylactolaemates (see Franzen and Sensenbaugh, 1983).
Metamorphosis is the time from eversion of the larval metasomal sac to eversion of the lophophore of the ancestrular polypide.