Ctenostomata

plural noun

Cteno·​sto·​ma·​ta
ˌtenəˈstōmətə
: an order of Bryozoa (class Gymnolaemata) having a circle of processes resembling bristles that close the aperture when the tentacles are retracted
ctenostomatous
¦tenə¦stämətəs
adjective
ctenostome
ˈtenəˌstōm
noun
plural -s

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cten- + -stomata

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“Ctenostomata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ctenostomata. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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