phoronis

Phoronis

Pho*ro"nis\, n. [NL., fr. L. Phoronis, a surname of Io, Gr. ?.] (Zo["o]l.) A remarkable genus of marine worms having tentacles around the mouth. It is usually classed with the gephyreans. Its larva (Actinotrocha) undergoes a peculiar metamorphosis.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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