Definition of polyparium in English:

polyparium

noun

Zoology
  • The common stem or supporting structure of a colonial cnidarian (or other colonial invertebrate), to which the individual polyps are attached. Formerly also: †a colonial cnidarian (obsolete).

Origin

Mid 19th century; earliest use found in The Penny Cyclopaedia. From polyp + -arium.

Pronunciation

polyparium

/ˌpɒlɪˈpɛːrɪəm/