Vibracula
Vibraculum Vi*brac"u*lum, n.; pl. {Vibracula}. [NL., dim. from L. vibrare to vibrate.] (Zo["o]l.) One of the movable, slender, spinelike organs or parts with which certain bryozoans are furnished. They are regarded as specially modified zooids, of nearly the same nature as Avicularia. [1913 Webster]

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  • Вибракулы — (Vibracula) особые индивиды колоний некоторых мшанок (Bryozoa), имеющие форму головки с длинным и гибким жгутом на конце (см. Мшанки) …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Bryozoa — Temporal range: Upper Cambrian–Recent[1] …   Wikipedia

  • vi|brac|u|lar — «vy BRAK yuh luhr», adjective. 1. of, having to do with, or caused by vibracula. 2. having vibracula …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vibraculum — Vi*brac u*lum, n.; pl. {Vibracula}. [NL., dim. from L. vibrare to vibrate.] (Zo[ o]l.) One of the movable, slender, spinelike organs or parts with which certain bryozoans are furnished. They are regarded as specially modified zooids, of nearly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Мшанки* — (Bryozoa) класс типа моллюскообразных (Molluscoidea), по другим класс, или даже отряд, в типе червей (Vermes). За немногими исключениями, колониальные мелкие, по большей части морские, реже пресноводные животные с нечленистым и лишенным ножных… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • Мшанки — (Bryozoa) класс типа моллюскообразных (Molluscoidea), по другим класс, или даже отряд, в типе червей (Vermes). За немногими исключениями, колониальные мелкие, по большей части морские, реже пресноводные животные с нечленистым и лишенным ножных… …   Энциклопедический словарь Ф.А. Брокгауза и И.А. Ефрона

  • vibraculum — n.; pl. vibracula [L. dim. vibrare, to vibrate] (BRYOZOA: Gymnolaemata) A heterozooid with the operculum in the form of a long bristle or seta between pivots, supposedly used to sweep away detritus and settling larvae …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • moss animal — bryozoan. [1880 85] * * * ▪ invertebrate Introduction also called  bryozoan,         any member of the phylum Bryozoa (also called Polyzoa or Ectoprocta), in which there are about 5,000 extant species. Another 15,000 species are known only from… …   Universalium

  • vibraculum — vibracular, adj. vibraculoid, adj. /vuy brak yeuh leuhm/, n., pl. vibracula / leuh/. any of the modified polyps on the surface of certain bryozoan colonies, having a long, whiplike appendage that clears away debris. [1850 55; < NL, equiv. to L… …   Universalium

  • Social behaviour in animals — Introduction       actions of animals living in communities. Such behaviour may include the feeding of the young, the building of shelters, or the guarding of territory. General characteristics       Social behaviour (Social behaviour in animals) …   Universalium

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