Gymnolaemata

plural noun Gym·no·lae·ma·ta \-mətə\

Definition of Gymnolaemata

  1. :  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

adjective

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Origin and Etymology of gymnolaemata

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


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