[ pˌɒlɪzˈə͡ʊə], [ pˌɒlɪzˈəʊə], [ p_ˌɒ_l_ɪ_z_ˈəʊ_ə]
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How to use "Polyzoa" in context?
Polyzoa are a phylum of invertebrates that includes both colonial and individual species. Colonies range in size from a few cells to millions of cells, and typically include a central superstructure of cells with a larger number of mobile cells. Polyzoa have four pairs of legs and do not have a gut or other digestive system. Some polyzoa are parasitic, feeding on other cells or on detritus.
Polyzoa are typically immobile and difficult to study, but examples include Some common polyzoa include the glass sponge, the Norway spruce cone sponge, the feather duster, and the Box sponge.
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