plural noun

: a group of Paleozoic bryozoa (class Gymnolaemata) in which the true apertures of the zooecia are concealed at the bottom of vestibular tubes
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from crypt- + -stomata

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“Cryptostomata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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