zoarium

[zoh-air-ee-uhm]
noun, plural zoaria, zoariums. Biology.
1.
a collection of distinct, individual zooids that make up a compound or colonial organism.
2.
the supporting structure for a polyp colony; polyzoarium.

zoarial, adjective
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The zoarium in this specimen is rather large and heavily constructed, and shows irregularity in many details.
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