any of a phylum (Bryozoa) of minute water animals that form branching, mosslike colonies and reproduce by budding
Origin of bryozoanfrom Modern Latin from Classical Greek bryon, moss + -zo(a) + -an
Any of various small aquatic animals of the phylum Bryozoa that form encrusting or branching colonies attached to surfaces such as rocks, pilings, and seaweed. Also called moss animal .
Origin of bryozoanFrom New Latin Bryozōa phylum name bryo- Greek zōia pl. of zōion animal ; see -zoon .
- (zoology) Pertaining to bryozoa.
From Bryozoa + -an