Lophophore meaning

lŏf'ə-fôr'
A circular or horseshoe-shaped structure of ciliated tentacles located around the mouth of brachiopods, bryozoans, and phoronids that is used to gather food.
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A usually horseshoe-shaped ring of ciliated tentacles around the mouth of certain aquatic animals, as in brachiopods.
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A horseshoe-shaped ciliated organ located near the mouth of brachiopods, bryozoans, and phoronids that is used to gather food.
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Origin of lophophore

  • Greek lophos crest of a helmet –phore
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition