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lophophore

[lof-uh-fawr, -fohr, loh-fuh-] /ˈlɒf əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈloʊ fə-/
noun
1.
the ring of ciliated tentacles encircling the mouth of a bryozoan or phoronid.
2.
a similar organ in a brachiopod, composed of two ciliated, spirally coiled tentacles.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Greek lóph(os) a crest, ridge + -o- -o- + -phore
Related forms
lophophoral
[luh-fof-er-uh l] /ləˈfɒf ər əl/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for lophophoral

lophophore

/ˈləʊfəˌfɔː/
noun
1.
a circle or horseshoe of ciliated tentacles surrounding the mouth and used for the capture of food in minute sessile animals of the phyla Brachiopoda, Phoronida, and Ectoprocta
Derived Forms
lophophorate, adjective
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lophophore
  (lŏf'ə-fôr')   
A horseshoe-shaped ciliated organ located near the mouth of brachiopods, bryozoans, and phoronids that is used to gather food.
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