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individuoidIndividuoid (ger.)

  • An organism that can survive on its own as well as part of a more extensive organism.
    Individuoids are parts of an organism which have the general structure of whole free-living individuals but which connect with each other to form a colonoid. A colonoid usually has the same genes throughout and functions as a single individual
    Valen, L. van (1978). Arborescent animals and other colonoids. Nature 276, 318.