Bryozoan meaning

brīə-zōən
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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.
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Any of a phylum (Bryozoa) of minute water animals that form branching, mosslike colonies and reproduce by budding.
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Any of various small aquatic invertebrate animals of the phylum Bryozoa that are capable of forming vast mosslike or branching colonies attached to seaweed or hard surfaces. Bryozoans reproduce by budding and feed on minute particles of plankton that they capture with tentacles. They are probably related to the phoronids and are the only animal phylum that does not appear in the fossil record until the early Ordovician Period.
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(zoology) Pertaining to bryozoa.
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(zoology) A bryozoon.
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(zoology) A member of a bryozoan colony.
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Origin of bryozoan

  • From New Latin Bryozōa phylum name bryo– Greek zōia pl. of zōion animal –zoon

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Bryozoa +‎ -an

    From Wiktionary