plural noun
Gym·​no·​lae·​ma·​ta | \ -mətə \

Definition of Gymnolaemata

: a class or other division of Bryozoa comprising chiefly marine bryozoans with a circular lophophore about the mouth and including most recent and extinct forms — compare phylactolaemata

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gymnolaematous \ ¦⸗⸗¦⸗mətəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Gymnolaemata

New Latin, from gymn- + laem- (from Greek laimos throat, gullet) + -ata; probably akin to Greek laimos greedy

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“Gymnolaemata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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