ectoproct


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ectoproct

(ˈɛktəʊˌprɒkt)
n, adj
(Animals) another word for bryozoan
[from ecto- + -proct, from Greek prōktos rectum]
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Noun1.ectoproct - sessile mossy aquatic animal having the anus of the polyp outside the crown of tentacles
invertebrate - any animal lacking a backbone or notochord; the term is not used as a scientific classification
Ectoprocta, phylum Ectoprocta - coextensive with or a subphylum of Bryozoa
References in periodicals archive ?
Finding 12 ectoproct bryozoan species (2 classes, 6 families) in a relatively limited three-county area in northwest Indiana was unexpected.
The most common ectoproct species by distribution were Fredericella indica, Plumatella reticulata, Pectinatella magnifica, and Cristatella mucedo (Table 2).
Gravels range from pea-size to cobble and contain a variety of fossils including brachiopods, pelmatozoan stems, gastropods, ectoprocts, and corals.