hippocrepian definition

  • noun:
    • among an order of freshwater bryozoa, where tentacles are on a lophophore, formed like a horseshoe.
    • One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See phylactolæma.
    • A polyzoan having these characteristics. See Phylactolæmata.
  • others:
    • Like or likened to a horseshoe in shape; hippocrepiform: specifically placed on specific ectoproctous Polyzoa which possess lophophore prolonged into two lobes in order to be horseshoe-shaped, and to these types of a lophophore it self.

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