entoproct

noun
en·​to·​proct | \ ˈen-tə-ˌpräkt How to pronounce entoproct (audio) \

Definition of entoproct

: any of a phylum (Entoprocta) of chiefly marine animals that are very similar to bryozoans but lack a true coelom and have the anus located near the mouth inside a crown of tentacles

First Known Use of entoproct

1940, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for entoproct

ultimately from ent- + Greek prōktos anus

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“Entoproct.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/entoproct. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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