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lophophore Syllabification: loph·o·phore
Pronunciation: /ˈläfəˌfôr/ /ˈlōfə-/

Definition of lophophore in English:


A horseshoe-shaped structure bearing ciliated tentacles around the mouth in certain small marine invertebrates.
Example sentences
  • The brachidium is a structure which supports the lophophore, the feeding organ of brachiopods.
  • The lophophore, a ciliated, tentacular organ for feeding, of varying three-dimensional morphology, is suspended between the mantles.
  • The mouth is surrounded by the ciliated feeding structure known as a lophophore.
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