hippocrepians
Phylactolaema Phy*lac`to*l[ae]"ma, Phylactolaemata Phy*lac`to*l[ae]"ma*ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to guard + ? the gullet.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fresh-water Bryozoa in which the tentacles are arranged on a horseshoe-shaped lophophore, and the mouth is covered by an epistome. Called also {{Lophopoda}}, and {hippocrepians}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Lophopoda — Phylactolaema Phy*lac to*l[ae] ma, Phylactolaemata Phy*lac to*l[ae] ma*ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to guard + ? the gullet.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of fresh water Bryozoa in which the tentacles are arranged on a horseshoe shaped lophophore, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phylactolaema — Phy*lac to*l[ae] ma, Phylactolaemata Phy*lac to*l[ae] ma*ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to guard + ? the gullet.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of fresh water Bryozoa in which the tentacles are arranged on a horseshoe shaped lophophore, and the mouth is… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Phylactolaemata — Phylactolaema Phy*lac to*l[ae] ma, Phylactolaemata Phy*lac to*l[ae] ma*ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to guard + ? the gullet.] (Zo[ o]l.) An order of fresh water Bryozoa in which the tentacles are arranged on a horseshoe shaped lophophore, and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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