any of a small phylum (Phoronida) of unsegmented, wormlike marine animals, with a -shaped digestive tract and a lophophore
Origin of phoronidfrom 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 Phorōnida phylum name from Phorōnis type genus probably from Latin Phoronean, Argive (name of Io, priestess of Argos) from Phorōneus son of Inachus, king of Argos from Greek