Definition of Bryozoa in English:

Bryozoa

plural noun

Zoology
  • A phylum of sedentary aquatic invertebrates that comprises the moss animals.

    Also called Ectoprocta, Polyzoa
    • ‘An intermediate approach was developed to describe colonial forms of Bryozoa generated through iteration of second-order modular units.’
    • ‘This pattern is typical of most Porifera, Cnidaria, Bryozoa with coronate larvae, colonial Ascidiacea and many polychaetes.’
    • ‘It is important to note here a major difference in morphology affecting regeneration in cheilostomes and cyclostome Bryozoa, such as those described by Ostrovsky.’
    • ‘It should be noted that ‘deuterostomy’ (the anus developmentally proceeding the mouth) is not unique to Deuterostomia, but is also found in Bryozoa, Brachiozoa and Chaetognatha.’
    • ‘They are lophophorates, and so are related to the Bryozoa and Phoronida.’

Origin

Modern Latin (plural), from Greek bruon moss + zōia animals.

Pronunciation:

Bryozoa

/ˌbrʌɪəˈzəʊə/