Definition of Entoproct

1. Noun. Any of various moss-like aquatic animals usually forming branching colonies; each polyp having a both mouth and anus within a closed ring of tentacles.

Generic synonyms: Invertebrate
Group relationships: Endoprocta, Entoprocta, Phylum Entoprocta



Definition of Entoproct

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Entoproct

entomotomists
entomotomy
entonic
entoparasite
entoperipheral
entophyte
entophytes
entophytic
entopic
entopic graphomania
entopic pregnancy
entoplasm
entoplastic
entoplastra
entoplastron
entoproct (current term)
entoprocta
entoprocts
entoptic
entoptic pulse
entoretina
entorganism
entorhinal
entorhinal area
entorhinal cortex
entorhinal cortexes
entorhinal cortices
entosarc
entosterna
entosternum

Literary usage of Entoproct

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1. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series by California academy of sciences (1899)
"As the name implies, its distinguishing generic characteristic is the possession of a muscular calyx, a feature not possessed by any other entoproct known. ..."

2. A Student's Text-book of Zoology by Adam Sedgwick, Joseph Jackson Lister, Arthur Everett Shipley (1898)
"These are (1) the absence in the entoproct larva of an adhesive organ ; (2) the presence of a rudiment of the cerebral ganglion (dorsal organ), ..."

3. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1896)
"... calyces may have some relation to the formation of the " brown bodies " in the Ectoprocta. Another entoproct ..."

4. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"... from which blood is sent over the body. Vesicula seminalis. A sperm-sac in the male animal. Vestibule. The depression within the lophophore in entoproct ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"A simple nerve ganglion between mouth and anus, a Urge body-cavity (except in entoproctยป), ample gonads without accessory glands or ducts, usually testis ..."

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