lophophore

noun
loph·​o·​phore | \ ˈlä-fə-ˌfȯr How to pronounce lophophore (audio) \

Definition of lophophore

: a circular or horseshoe-shaped organ about the mouth especially of a brachiopod or bryozoan that bears tentacles and functions especially in food-getting

First Known Use of lophophore

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for lophophore

Greek lophos crest + English -phore

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“Lophophore.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lophophore. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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