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Meaning of statoblast

stat•o•blast

Pronunciation: (stat'u-blast"), [key]
— n. Zool.
  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.
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