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Meaning of colonial animal

colo'nial an'imal

Pronunciation: [key]
— Biol. Biol.
  1. a collective life form comprising associations of individual organisms that are incompletely separated, as corals and moss animals.
  2. any of the individual organisms in such a life form.
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