rhabdopleura

Rhabdopleura

Rhab`do*pleu"ra\, n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ra`bdos a rod + ???? the side.] (Zo["o]l.) A genus of marine Bryozoa in which the tubular cells have a centralchitinous axis and the tentacles are borne on a bilobed lophophore. It is the type of the order Pterobranchia, or Podostomata
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