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.
Experimental culture of the estuarine ectoproct Conopeum tenuissimum from Chesapeake Bay.
However, ectoproct coronate and cyphonautes larvae show some interphyletic variety and may either have one pair of serotonergic cells in the apical organ or a nerve ring, or both (Pires and Woollacott, 1997; Shimizu et al, 2000; Wanninger et al.