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bryozoan

noun bryo·zo·an \ˌbrī-ə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of BRYOZOAN

:  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
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Origin of BRYOZOAN

New Latin Bryozoa, from Greek bryon + New Latin -zoa
First Known Use: circa 1864

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