any of a phylum (Bryozoa) of minute water animals that form branching, mosslike colonies and reproduce by budding
Origin of bryozoan; from 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 Bryoz&omacron;a, phylum name : bryo– + Greek z&omacron;ia, pl. of z&omacron;ion, animal; see –zoon.
- (zoology) Pertaining to bryozoa.
From Bryozoa + -an