Pronunciation: (en"tu-prok'tu), [key]
a small phylum of invertebrates comprising the entoprocts: considered a subphylum of Bryozoa, from which it is distinguished by having the anus of the polyp near the mouth within the crown of tentacles. Also called Endoprocta. Cf. Ectoprocta.
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