Phy*lac`to*lae"ma (?), Phy*lac`to*lae"ma*ta (?), n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. to guard + the gullet.] Zool.

An order of fresh-water Bryozoa in which the tentacles are arranged on a horseshoe-shaped lophophore, and the mouth is covered by an epistome. Called also Lophopoda, and hippocrepians.


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