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ectoproct

[ ek-tuh-prokt ]
/ ˈɛk təˌprɒkt /
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noun

bryozoan; formerly, one of two broad types of bryozoan.

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Origin of ectoproct

see origin at Ectoprocta
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British Dictionary definitions for ectoproct

ectoproct
/ (ˈɛktəʊˌprɒkt) /

noun, adjective

another word for bryozoan

Word Origin for ectoproct

from ecto- + -proct, from Greek prōktos rectum
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