entoproct
noun Etymology: ultimately from ent- + Greek prōktos anus Date: 1940 any of a phylum (Entoprocta) of chiefly marine animals that are very similar to bryozoans but lack a true coelom and have the anus located near the mouth inside a crown of tentacles

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  • entoproct — [en′təpräkt΄] n. [ ENTO + Gr prōktos, anus] any of a phylum (Entoprocta) of small, mosslike aquatic invertebrates with a complete digestive tract and an anus opening near the mouth and within the circlet of oral tentacles …   English World dictionary

  • entoproct — /en teuh prokt /, n. Zool. 1. any of various sessile, chiefly marine, mosslike animals of the phylum Entoprocta (formerly a subphylum of Bryophyta), occasionally solitary polyps but usually forming branching colonies, each individual polyp having …   Universalium

  • entoproct — en·to·proct …   English syllables

  • entoproct — noun any of various moss like aquatic animals usually forming branching colonies; each polyp having a both mouth and anus within a closed ring of tentacles • Hypernyms: ↑invertebrate • Member Holonyms: ↑Entoprocta, ↑phylum Entoprocta, ↑Endoprocta …   Useful english dictionary

  • endoproct — ˈendəˌpräkt noun or adjective Etymology: New Latin Endoprocta : entoproct * * * /en deuh prokt /, n. entoproct …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bryozoa — Temporal range: Upper Cambrian–Recent[1] …   Wikipedia

  • Nemertea — For the Romanian village that bears this name, see Gura Teghii. Nemertea …   Wikipedia

  • Dinomischus — Temporal range: Chengjiang–Burgess shale …   Wikipedia

  • Entoprocta — Kelchwürmer Barentsa discreta Systematik Unterreich: Vielzellige Tiere (Metazoa) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Kamptozoa — Kelchwürmer Barentsa discreta Systematik Unterreich: Vielzellige Tiere (Metazoa) …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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