lophophore

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noun loph·o·phore \ˈlä-fə-ˌfȯr\

Definition of lophophore

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

Origin and Etymology of lophophore

Greek lophos crest + English -phore


First Known Use: 1850


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