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Ectoprocta Syllabification: Ec·to·proc·ta
Pronunciation: /ˌektəˈpräktə/

Definition of Ectoprocta in English:

Another term for Bryozoa.
Example sentences
  • In our original description the Cycliophora was related to the Entoprocta and Ectoprocta on the basis of ultrastructual research.
  • In the original description we stated that the Cycliophora are related to Entoprocta / Ectoprocta.
  • The internal anatomy is relatively simple, with a U-shaped gut and the anus located outside the ciliated feeding apparatus, a similar arrangement to that found in Ectoprocta and some sessile rotifers.


Pronunciation: /ˈektəˌpräkt/
Example sentences
  • A number of groups, such as phoronids, ectoprocts and entoprocts, bear horseshoe-shaped tentacle rings and ‘U’ shaped digestive tracts.
  • The body, similar to the zooid of ectoprocts and entoprocts, comprises a cupulate section with a robust attachment.
  • The group Lophophorata contains three animal phyla - brachiopods, phoronids, and ectoprocts - all of which bear a ciliated, tentacular feeding apparatus called a lophophore.


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek ektos 'outside or external' + prōktos 'anus'.

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