hippocrepian

horseshoe-shaped

Phrontistery dictionary. 2013.

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  • 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hippocrepian — /hip ō krēˈpi ən/ adjective Horseshoe shaped ORIGIN: hippo and Gr krēpis a shoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • hippocrepian — noun One of an order of freshwater bryozoa, in which the tentacles are on a lophophore, shaped like a horseshoe …   Wiktionary

  • Shapes and Resemblance — This assortment of 370 adjectives all refer in some way to the form or shape of things. Some are more geometrically descriptive than others, while a number of terms refer to animal forms or shapes of obscure objects. Certain adjectives for shapes …   Phrontistery dictionary

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