from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A horseshoe-shaped ciliated organ located near the mouth of brachiopods, bryozoans, and phoronids that is used to gather food.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A feeding organ of brachiopods, bryozoans and phoronids
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A disk which surrounds the mouth and bears the tentacles of the Bryozoa. See phylactolemata.
from The 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.
- n. A pheasant of the genus Lophophorus; the Impeyan pheasant. See cut under Impeyan.
Greek lophos, crest of a helmet + -phore.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)