comb-jelly

comb jelly

[kohm]
noun
any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, comprising various nearly transparent creatures having rounded, oval, or band-shaped bodies propelled by eight iridescent appendages composed of cilia arranged like teeth on a comb.
Also called ctenophore.


Origin:
1885–90

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comb jelly
 
n
another name for a ctenophore

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See ctenophore.
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