Hippocrepian
Hippocrepian Hip"po*crep"i*an, n. [See {Hippocrepiform}.] (Zo["o]l.) One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See {Phylactol[ae]ma}. [1913 Webster]

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