- One of the distinct individuals of a colonial invertebrate animal, such as a bryozoan, that arise asexually by budding.
- Like an animal; of the nature of animals; having an animal character, form, aspect, or mode of existence, as an organism endowed with life and motion. See II.
- In <em>biology</em>, something like an animal; that which is of the nature of an animal, yet is not an animal in an ordinary sense, and is not the whole of an animal in a strict sense; one of the “persons” or recognizably distinct entities which compose a zoön; that product of any organism, whether of animal, vegetable, or equivocal character, which is capable of spontaneous movements, and hence may have an existence more or less apart from or independent of the parent organism.
- Pertaining to, or resembling, an animal.
- An organic body or cell having locomotion, as a spermatic cell or spermatozooid.
- An animal in one of its inferior stages of development, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.
- One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of Anthozoa, Hydroidea, and Bryozoa; -- sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.
- An organic body or <xref>cell</xref> having <xref>locomotion</xref>, as a spermatic cell or <xref>spermatozoid</xref>.
- An animal in one of its inferior or <xref>early</xref> stages of <xref>development</xref>, as one of the intermediate forms in alternate generation.
- One of the individual animals in a composite group, as of <xref>Anthozoa</xref>, Hydroidea, and <xref>Bryozoa</xref>; — sometimes restricted to those individuals in which the mouth and digestive organs are not developed.
- one of the distinct individuals forming a colonial animal such as a bryozoan or hydrozoan