[ en-tuh-prok-tuh ]
/ ˌɛn təˈprɒk tə /
a small phylum of invertebrates comprising the entoprocts: considered a subphylum of Bryozoa, from which it is distinguished by having the anus of the polyp near the mouth within the crown of tentacles.
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Also called Endoprocta.
Origin of Entoprocta
< New Latin, equivalent to ento- ento- + -procta < Greek -prōkta, neuter plural of -prōktos, adj. derivative of prōktós anus, rectum
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Example sentences from the Web for entoprocta
The former is the only representative in fresh water of the Entoprocta and has only been found in N. America.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa|Nelson Annandale
It probably corresponds with the ciliated disc in the Entoprocta.The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)|Francis Maitland Balfour