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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In Polyzoa, the external tegumentary layer of the cœnœcium, forming the common cell or cyst in which each individual zoöid is contained. See the extract, and cuts under Polyzoa and Plumatella.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Zoöl.) The outside covering of the Bryozoa.

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  • noun The outside covering of the Bryozoa.

Etymologies

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ecto- + Ancient Greek for "bladder".

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