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  • n. The outside covering of the Bryozoa.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The outside covering of the Bryozoa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. 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.

Etymologies

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ecto- + Ancient Greek for "bladder".

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