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Descriptor English: Bryozoa
Descriptor Spanish: Briozoos
Descriptor Portuguese: Briozoários
Descriptor French: Bryozoa
Entry term(s): Animal, Moss
Animals, Moss
Bryozoas
Moss Animal
Moss Animals
Zoophyte
Zoophytes
Tree number(s): B01.050.500.217
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002013
Scope note: A phylum of small sessile aquatic animals living as small tufted colonies. Some appear like hydroids or corals, but their internal structure is more advanced. Most bryozoans are matlike, forming thin encrustations on rocks, shells, or kelp. (Storer & Stebbins, General Zoology, 6th ed, p443)
Annotation: a phylum of tiny aquatic colonial animals; /microbiol /parasitol /virol permitted
Allowable Qualifiers: AH anatomy & histology
CH chemistry
CL classification
CY cytology
DE drug effects
EM embryology
EN enzymology
GD growth & development
GE genetics
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
PH physiology
PS parasitology
PY pathogenicity
RE radiation effects
UL ultrastructure
VI virology
DeCS ID: 2041
Unique ID: D002013
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2009/07/06
Bryozoa - Preferred
Concept UI M0002995
Scope note A phylum of small sessile aquatic animals living as small tufted colonies. Some appear like hydroids or corals, but their internal structure is more advanced. Most bryozoans are matlike, forming thin encrustations on rocks, shells, or kelp. (Storer & Stebbins, General Zoology, 6th ed, p443)
Preferred term Bryozoa
Entry term(s) Animal, Moss
Animals, Moss
Bryozoas
Moss Animal
Moss Animals
Zoophyte
Zoophytes



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