lophophore


loph·o·phore

noun \ˈlä-fə-ˌfr\

Definition of LOPHOPHORE

:  a circular or horseshoe-shaped organ about the mouth especially of a brachiopod or bryozoan that bears tentacles and functions especially in food-getting

Origin of LOPHOPHORE

Greek lophos crest + English -phore
First Known Use: 1850

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