pol·y·par·y (pŏlə-pĕr′ē) also pol·y·par·i·um (pŏl′ə-pârē-əm)
n. pl. pol·y·par·ies also pol·y·par·i·a (-ē-ə)
The supporting framework of a colony of polyps of a cnidarian, especially a coral.
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