Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A moss-animalcule.

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  • noun zoology, uncommon A bryozoan.

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  • noun 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

Etymologies

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Calque of Bryozoa, which is from Ancient Greek βρύον (bruon, "moss") + ζῷα (zōa), plural of ζῷον (zōon, "animal")

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