plural noun
Phy·​lac·​to·​lae·​ma·​ta | \ -mətə \

Definition of Phylactolaemata

: a class or other division of Bryozoa comprising freshwater forms having the tentacles arranged on a horseshoe-shaped lophophore and the mouth covered by an epistome — compare gymnolaemata

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phylactolaematous \ ⸗¦⸗⸗¦⸗mətəs \ adjective

History and Etymology for Phylactolaemata

New Latin, from phylacto- (from Greek phylaktos, verbal of phylassein to guard, preserve) + laem- (from Greek laimos throat, gullet) + -ata

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“Phylactolaemata.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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