Definition of Lophophore

1. n. A disk which surrounds the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See Phylactolemata.



Definition of Lophophore

1. Noun. (zoology) A feeding organ of brachiopods, bryozoans and phoronids ¹

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Definition of Lophophore

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Medical Definition of Lophophore

1. A disk which surrounds the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See Phylactolemata. Origin: Gr. A crest or tuft + to bear. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Lophophore

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lopers
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lophiid
lophiids
lophine
lophiomys
lophobranch
lophobranchiate
lophobranchii
lophobranchs
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lophophore (current term)
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lophosteon
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lopoliths
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Literary usage of Lophophore

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1. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The horse-shoe-shaped lophophore, such as we see it in ... the ancestral form, and has given rise to the two other extreme forms of lophophore,—namely, ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"... «nd Brachiopoda consists in the special development of the margin of the / cupped end of the body, into which \ the lophophore ii rank, ..."

3. A Zoological Pocket-book: Or, Synopsis of Animal Classification. Comprising by Emil Selenka (1890)
"Sedentary, almost exclusively marine animals, with a lophophore bearing ciliated ... Anus within the lophophore, which can only be partially retracted. ..."

4. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology by Museum of Comparative Zoology, John E. Cadle, Harvard University (1891)
"The fact that the tentacles of the lophophore arm arise much later than those of the circumoral region is what we should expect, since the posterior ..."

5. The American Monthly Microscopical Journal by Chas. W. Smiley (1888)
"This lophophore may be shaped like a horse-shoe, it may be oval, or circular. ... Cells clavate, growing end to end ; lophophore circular, . ..."

6. The Microscopy of Drinking Water by George Chandler Whipple, John Wymond Miller Bunker (1914)
"or disk, called a lophophore, at the forward end of the body. This lophophore, with its crown of tentacles, may be protruded from the end of the protective ..."

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