- a phylum of invertebrates comprising about 4000 marine and freshwater species of bryozoans.
Origin of Bryozoa
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The name of Bryozoa, Moss-Corals, was formerly given to these growths.Stories of the Universe: Animal Life
Bryozoa, "moss-animals," from some forming cells having that appearance.Marvels of Pond-life
Henry J. Slack
This class of animals is also called Bryozoa, and certain species have the common names of sea-mats and corallines.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
A division of the Molluscoida comprising compound animals, such as the Sea-mat—sometimes called Bryozoa.The Ancient Life History of the Earth
Henry Alleyne Nicholson
The Bryozoa have many affinities with the Mollusca, to which some naturalists consider them to belong.