entoproct


en·to·proct

noun \ˈen-tə-ˌpräkt\

Definition of ENTOPROCT

:  any of a phylum (Entoprocta) of chiefly marine animals that are very similar to bryozoans but lack a true coelom and have the anus located near the mouth inside a crown of tentacles

Origin of ENTOPROCT

ultimately from ent- + Greek prōktos anus
First Known Use: 1940

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