Chi*los"to*ma (?), Chi*lo*stom"a*ta (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. + , , outh.] Zool.

An extensive suborder of marine Bryozoa, mostly with calcareous shells. They have a movable lip and a lid to close the aperture of the cells.

[Also written Chillostomata.]

 

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