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Ectoprocta

[ek-tuh-prok-tuh]
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noun
  1. the phylum Bryozoa, especially as distinguished from the phylum Entoprocta by a body plan having the anus of the polyp outside the crown of tentacles.

Origin of Ectoprocta

< New Latin, equivalent to Greek ekto- ecto- + -prōkta, neuter plural of -prōktos, adj. derivative of prōktós anus; see procto-
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Historical Examples

  • There are two divisions of the Polyzoa, the Ectoprocta and the Endoprocta.

    Stories of the Universe: Animal Life

    B. Lindsay


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