gymnolaemates
n.; n. pl. [Gr. gymnos, bare; laimos, throat]
Largest class of mainly marine Bryozoa primatively cylindrical, but most commonly flattened and lozenge-shaped, with a circular lophophore and lacking an epistome.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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