floatoblast
n. [A.S. flotian, float; Gr. blastos, bud]
(BRYOZOA)
A statoblast with a peripheral pneumatic annulus, with or without marginal hooks.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • floatoblast — float·o·blast …   English syllables

  • floatoblast — ˈflōd.əˌblast noun Etymology: float (II) + o + blast : a pelagic statoblast of certain bryozoans that lacks hooks or spines and has a specialized capsule containing air cells …   Useful english dictionary

  • leptoblast — n. [Gr. leptos, thin; blastos, bud] (BRYOZOA) A floatoblast that quickly germinates after release from the parent colony …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • statoblast — n. [Gr. statos, fixed; blastos, bud] (BRYOZOA: Phylactolaemata) A sessile or free, ovoid or discoid chitinized bud, with large yolky cells and organized germinal tissue, that give rise to polypides; resting buds; winter eggs; see floatoblast …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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