noun, plural polyparies.
the common supporting structure of a colony of polyps, as corals.

1740–50; < Neo-Latin polypārium. See polyp, -ary

polyparian [pol-uh-pair-ee-uhn] , adjective
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polypary or polyparium (ˈpɒlɪpərɪ, ˌpɒlɪˈpɛərɪəm)
n , pl -paries, -paria
the common base and connecting tissue of a colony of coelenterate polyps, esp coral
[C18: from New Latin polypārium; see polyp]
polyparium or polyparium (ˈpɒlɪpərɪ, ˌpɒlɪˈpɛərɪəm, -ˈpɛərɪə)
[C18: from New Latin polypārium; see polyp]

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