American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A horseshoe-shaped ciliated organ located near the mouth of brachiopods, bryozoans, and phoronids that is used to gather food.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Polyzoa, the oral disk at the free end of the polypide, on which is situated the mouth: so called from the circlet of ciliated tentacles which it bears. See Plumatella. This organ is circular in most polyzoans, as the cyclostomous, chilostomous, and ctenostomous forms, or the Gymnolæmata, but hippocrepiform in the Phylactolæmata or Lophopoda.
- n. A pheasant of the genus Lophophorus; the Impeyan pheasant. See cut under Impeyan.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A disk which surrounds the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See phylactolemata.
- Greek lophos, crest of a helmet + -phore. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“She was dressed simply, in a black embroidered gown trimmed with jet, tempering the severe simplicity of her costume by its scintillating reflections and by the brilliancy of a fascinating little hat adorned with the feathers of the _lophophore_, whose changing colors her hair, tightly curled over the forehead and parted at the neck in broad waves, seemed to prolong and to soften.”
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