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Ectoprocta

[ek-tuh-prok-tuh] /ˌɛk təˈprɒk tə/
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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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