Coelenterata

Coelenterata

[si-len-tuh-rey-tuh]
noun
the phylum comprising the coelenterates.
Compare Cnidaria.


Origin:
1870–75; < Neo-Latin; see coelenteron, -ata1

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Coelenterata Coe·len·ter·a·ta (sĭ-lěn'tə-rā'tə)
n.
A phylum of invertebrate animals including the jellyfishes, hydras, sea anemones, and corals.

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