Share this entry

Share this page

Bryozoa

Line breaks: Bryo|zoa
Pronunciation: /ˌbrʌɪəˈzəʊə
 
/

Definition of Bryozoa in English:

plural noun

Zoology
A phylum of sedentary aquatic invertebrates that comprises the moss animals. Also called Ectoprocta, Polyzoa.
Example sentences
  • This pattern is typical of most Porifera, Cnidaria, Bryozoa with coronate larvae, colonial Ascidiacea and many polychaetes.
  • They are lophophorates, and so are related to the Bryozoa and Phoronida.
  • It is important to note here a major difference in morphology affecting regeneration in cheilostomes and cyclostome Bryozoa, such as those described by Ostrovsky.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek bruon 'moss' + zōia 'animals'.

Definition of Bryozoa in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day sacerdotal
Pronunciation: ˌsasəˈdəʊt(ə)l
adjective
relating to priests or the priesthood; priestly