entoproct

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

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I. \\ˈentəˌpräkt\ adjective
: of or relating to the Entoprocta
II. noun (-s)
: an animal of the phylum Entoprocta

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/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 an almost closed ring of tentacles within which lie the mouth and anus.
adj.
2. belonging or pertaining to the phylum Entoprocta. Also called endoproct. Cf. ectoproct.
[1935-40; see ENTOPROCTA]

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enˈtoproct noun
A member of the Entoprocˈta, a phylum of marine invertebrates living mainly in coastal waters
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