any of a small phylum (Phoronida) of unsegmented, wormlike marine animals, with a -shaped digestive tract and a lophophore
Origin of phoronid; from Modern Latin Phoronidea, probably ; from Classical Latin Phoronis, Io + -idea, neuter plural suffix
of or belonging to the phoronids
Any of several small, wormlike marine animals of the phylum Phoronida that have a U-shaped digestive tract and inhabit self-made chitinous tubes.
Origin of phoronidFrom New Latin Phor&omacron;nida, phylum name, from Phor&omacron;nis, type genus, probably from Latin, Phoronean, Argive (name of Io, priestess of Argos), from Phor&omacron;neus, son of Inachus, king of Argos, from Greek.