[ ek-tuh-prok-tuh ]
/ ˌɛk təˈprɒk tə /


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- Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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