bryozoan

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noun bryo·zo·an \ˌbrī-ə-ˈzō-ən\

Definition of bryozoan

  1. :  any of a phylum (Bryozoa) of aquatic mostly marine invertebrate animals that reproduce by budding and usually form permanently attached branched or mossy colonies

bryozoan

adjective

Origin and Etymology of bryozoan

New Latin Bryozoa, from Greek bryon + New Latin -zoa


First Known Use: 1851


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