Ectoprocta

Ectoprocta

[ek-tuh-prok-tuh]
noun
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:
< Neo-Latin, equivalent to Greek ekto- ecto- + -prōkta, neuter plural of -prōktos, adj. derivative of prōktós anus; see procto-

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