/ek'teuh prok"teuh/, n.
the phylum Bryozoa, esp. as distinguished from the phylum Entoprocta by a body plan having the anus of the polyp outside the crown of tentacles.
[ < NL, equiv. to Gk ekto- ECTO- + -prokta, neut. pl. of -PROKTOS, adj. deriv. of proktós anus; see PROCTO-]

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