coelenteric

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coelenterate (sɪˈlɛntəˌreɪt, -rɪt)
 
n
1.  any invertebrate of the phylum Cnidaria (formerly Coelenterata), having a saclike body with a single opening (mouth), which occurs in polyp and medusa forms. Coelenterates include the hydra, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals
 
adj
2.  (loosely) any invertebrate of the phyla Cnidaria or Ctenophora
3.  of or relating to coelenterates
 
[C19: from New Latin Coelenterata, hollow-intestined (creatures); see coel-, enteron]
 
coelenteric
 
adj

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