avicularium

avicularium

[uh-vik-yuh-lair-ee-uhm]
noun, plural avicularia [uh-vik-yuh-lair-ee-uh] . Zoology.
a protective zooid of a bryozoan colony, having movable jaws that can be snapped shut.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin; see avi-, -cule1, -arium

avicularian, adjective
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