- 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.
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.Freshwater Sponges, Hydroids & Polyzoa