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Definition of hippocrepians

Phylactolaema Phy*lac`to*l[ae]"ma, Phylactolaemata Phy*lac`to*l[ae]"ma*ta, n. pl. [NL., fr. Gr. ? to guard + ? the gullet.] (Zo["o]l.) An order of fresh-water Bryozoa in which the tentacles are arranged on a horseshoe-shaped lophophore, and the mouth is covered by an epistome. Called also Lophopoda, and hippocrepians.
Hippocrepian Hip"po*crep"i*an, n. [See Hippocrepiform.] (Zo["o]l.) One of an order of fresh-water Bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe. See Phylactol[ae]ma.

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