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sea mat

noun
  1. a popular name for a bryozoan
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  • A division of the Molluscoida comprising compound animals, such as the Sea-mat—sometimes called Bryozoa.

    The Ancient Life History of the Earth

    Henry Alleyne Nicholson

  • The division of the flat leaf-like colony by two, resulting in bifurcated branches, is another obvious feature of the Sea-Mat.