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Entoprocta

[en-tuh-prok-tuh]
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noun
  1. 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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Origin of Entoprocta

< New Latin, equivalent to ento- ento- + -procta < Greek -prōkta, neuter plural of -prōktos, adj. derivative of prōktós anus, rectum
Also called Endoprocta.
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  • It probably corresponds with the ciliated disc in the Entoprocta.

    The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume II (of 4)

    Francis Maitland Balfour

  • The former is the only representative in fresh water of the Entoprocta and has only been found in N. America.