rhabdopleuramedical dictionary

<zoology> A genus of marine Bryozoa in which the tubular cells have a centralchitinous axis and the tentacles are borne on a bilobed lophophore. It is the type of the order Pterobranchia, or Podostomata

Origin: NL, fr. Gr. "rabdos a rod + the side.

(01 Mar 1998)