Meaning of ancestrula in English:

ancestrula

Pronunciation /anˈsɛstrʊlə/

noun

(also ancestrule)
Zoology
  • The single rounded zooid or zooecium by which a bryozoan colony is founded, formed by the metamorphosis of a sexually produced larva, and growing by asexual budding.

Origin

Late 19th century. From scientific Latin ancestrula from French ancestrule from ancestre + -ule.