Meaning of lophophore

loph•o•phore

Pronunciation: (lof'u-fôr", -fōr", lō'fu-), [key]
— n.
  1. the ring of ciliated tentacles encircling the mouth of a bryozoan or phoronid.
  2. a similar organ in a brachiopod, composed of two ciliated, spirally coiled tentacles.
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