Definitions for "Autozooid"
Feeding zooid in Bryozoa (Hayward & Ryland, 1979).(a) Zooid having at some stages of ontogeny protrusible lophophore, with or without feeding ability (Boardman & Cheetham, 1983). (b) Usual, common zooid containing feeding organs in colony; capable of carrying out all life functions in monomorphic colony (Boardman & Cheetham, 1983).
normal feeding individual of a bryozoan colony.