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polypary

[pol-uh-per-ee] /ˈpɒl əˌpɛr i/
noun, plural polyparies.
1.
the common supporting structure of a colony of polyps, as corals.
Origin
1740-1750
1740-50; < Neo-Latin polypārium. See polyp, -ary
Related forms
polyparian
[pol-uh-pair-ee-uh n] /ˌpɒl əˈpɛər i ən/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for polypary

polypary

/ˈpɒlɪpərɪ/
noun (pl) -paries, -paria (-ˈpɛərɪə)
1.
the common base and connecting tissue of a colony of coelenterate polyps, esp coral
Word Origin
C18: from New Latin polypārium; see polyp
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