Gymnolaemata

plural noun

Gym·​no·​lae·​ma·​ta
-mətə
: 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
gymnolaematous
¦⸗⸗¦⸗mətəs
adjective

Word History

Etymology

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

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“Gymnolaemata.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gymnolaemata. Accessed 2 Feb. 2023.

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