bryozoans


bryozoans
n.; n. pl. [Gr. bryon, moss; zoon, animal]
A phylum of sessile aquatic coelomates, formerly subdivided into Ectoprocta and Entoprocta, and commonly called moss animals.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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