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entoproct

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noun en·to·proct \ˈen-tə-ˌpräkt\

Definition of entoproct

  1. :  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 and Etymology of entoproct

ultimately from ent- + Greek prōktos anus


First Known Use: 1940


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