Definition of polypary in English:

polypary

noun

Zoology
  • The common stem or skeletal support of a colony of polyps, to which the individual zooids are attached.

    • ‘Small colonies do not have a folded polypary.’
    • ‘The sicula itself ceases to grow soon after the earliest theca have been developed; it remains permanently attached to the dorsal wall of the polypary.’

Origin

Mid 18th century: from modern Latin polyparium, from Latin polypus (see polypus).

Pronunciation

polypary

/ˈpɒlɪp(ə)ri/