from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See bryozoan.
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- n. A bryozoan.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. a bryozoan.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A moss-animalcule.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. sessile aquatic animal forming mossy colonies of small polyps each having a curved or circular ridge bearing tentacles; attach to stones or seaweed and reproduce by budding
Calque of Bryozoa, which is from Ancient Greek βρύον (bruon, "moss") + ζῷα (zōa), plural of ζῷον (zōon, "animal") (Wiktionary)