Meaning of bryozoan
Pronunciation: (brī"u-zō'un), [key]
- belonging or pertaining to the Bryozoa.
- Also calledany sessile marine or freshwater animal of the phylum Bryozoa, forming branching, encrusting, or gelatinous mosslike colonies of many small polyps, each having a circular or horseshoe-shaped ridge bearing ciliated tentacles, occurring on algae or on shaded objects. Cf. ectoproct, entoproct.
- bryozoan (Thesaurus)