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bryozoan

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noun bryo·zo·an \ˌbrī-ə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of bryozoan

  1. :  any of a phylum (Bryozoa) of aquatic mostly marine invertebrate animals that reproduce by budding and usually form permanently attached branched or mossy colonies

bryozoan adjective


Origin of bryozoan

New Latin Bryozoa, from Greek bryon + New Latin -zoa


First Known Use: circa 1864


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