[lof-uh-fawr, -fohr, loh-fuh-] /ˈlɒf əˌfɔr, -ˌfoʊr, ˈloʊ fə-/

the ring of ciliated tentacles encircling the mouth of a bryozoan or phoronid.
a similar organ in a brachiopod, composed of two ciliated, spirally coiled tentacles.
a circle or horseshoe of ciliated tentacles surrounding the mouth and used for the capture of food in minute sessile animals of the phyla Brachiopoda, Phoronida, and Ectoprocta
A horseshoe-shaped ciliated organ located near the mouth of brachiopods, bryozoans, and phoronids that is used to gather food.


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