comb jellies
Ctenophora Cte*noph"o*ra (t?-n?f"?-r?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ???, ???, comb + ???? to carry.] (Zo["o]l.) A phylum of invertebrates, commonly ellipsoidal in shape, swimming by means of eight longitudinal rows of paddles. They are commonly called the {comb jellies}, because the separate paddles somewhat resemble combs. This phylum was formerly classified as a subdivision (class) within the C[oe]lenterata. [1913 Webster +PJC]

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