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statoblast

[stat-uh-blast] /ˈstæt əˌblæst/
noun, Zoology
1.
(in certain bryozoans) an asexually produced group of cells encased in a chitinous covering that can survive unfavorable conditions, as freezing or drought, and germinate to produce a new colony.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55; stato- (combining form of Greek statós standing; akin to status, static) + -blast
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statoblast

/ˈstætəʊˌblɑːst/
noun
1.
(zoology) an encapsulated bud produced asexually by certain bryozoans that can survive adverse conditions and that gives rise to a new colony
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