Definition of polypifer in English:

polypifer

noun

Zoology
  • Originally: †a polyparium (obsolete). Later: a colonial organism formed of polyps; especially a reef-forming coral.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in James Parkinson (1755–1824), surgeon and palaeontologist. From polyp + -ifer. Compare scientific Latin Polypifera, former division name.

Pronunciation

polypifer

/pəˈlɪpɪfə/