Bryozoa Bry`o*zo"a, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? moss + ? animal.] (Zo["o]l.) A class of Molluscoidea, including minute animals which by budding form compound colonies; -- called also {Polyzoa}. [1913 Webster]

Note: They are often coralike in form and appearance, each small cell containing an individual zooid. Other species grow in delicate, flexible, branched forms, resembling moss, whence the name. Some are found in fresh water, but most are marine. The three principal divisions are {Ectoprocta}, {Entoprocta}, and {Pterobranchia}. See {Cyclostoma}, {Chilostoma}, and {Phylactolema}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Ectoprocta — Ec to*proc ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ekto s outside outside + ? the anus.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of Bryozoa in which the anus lies outside the circle of tentacles. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Ectoprocta — Moostierchen Moostierchen, aus Ernst Haeckel, Kunstformen der Natur Systematik Reich: Vielzellige Tiere (Metazoa) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Ectoprocta — noun coextensive with or a subphylum of Bryozoa • Syn: ↑phylum Ectoprocta • Hypernyms: ↑phylum • Member Holonyms: ↑Bryozoa, ↑phylum Bryozoa, ↑polyzoa • …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Ectoprocta — /ek teuh prok teuh/, n. the phylum Bryozoa, esp. as distinguished from the phylum Entoprocta by a body plan having the anus of the polyp outside the crown of tentacles. [ < NL, equiv. to Gk ekto ECTO + prokta, neut. pl. of PROKTOS, adj. deriv. of …   Universalium

  • ectoprocta — ec·to·proc·ta …   English syllables

  • Ectoprocta (Classification Phylogénétique) — Cette page a pour objet de présenter un arbre phylogénétique des Ectoprocta (ou Bryozoa, ou Ectoproctes, ou encore Bryozoaires), c est à dire un cladogramme mettant en lumière les relations évolutives complexes (relations groupes ancestraux… …   Wikipédia en Français

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