Bryozoa

Bryozoa brī˝əzō´ə [key], name of a phylum, in older systems of classification, that included the invertebrate animals now classified in the phyla Entoprocta and Ectoprocta . The term bryozoan (or moss animal) is still commonly used for members of the Ectoprocta.

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