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Definition of colony:

  1. A cell family or group of common origin, mostly of unicellular organisms, esp. among the lower algae. They may adhere in chains or groups, or be held together by a gelatinous envelope.
  2. A cluster or aggregation of zooids of any compound animal, as in the corals, hydroids, certain tunicates, etc.
  3. A community of social insects, as ants, bees, etc.


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