Definition of bryozoan
: any of a phylum (Bryozoa) of aquatic mostly marine invertebrate animals that reproduce by budding and usually form permanently attached branched or mossy colonies
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The bryozoans dissolved completely in as little as two months, surprising scientists who expected the creatures only to shrink in mass or size during the experiment, according to the research published earlier this month.
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Origin and Etymology of bryozoan
New Latin Bryozoa, from Greek bryon + New Latin -zoa
First Known Use: 1851See Words from the same year
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