Ctenophore Cten"o*phore (t?n"?-f?r), n. (Zo["o]l.) One of the Ctenophora. [1913 Webster]

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  • ctenophore — [ten′ə fôr΄, tē′nəfôr΄] n. [ CTENO + PHORE] any of a phylum (Ctenophora) of sea animals with an oval, transparent, jellylike body bearing eight rows of comblike plates that aid in swimming …   English World dictionary

  • Cténophore — Ctenophora Traduction à relire Ctenophore → …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ctenophore — Taxobox name = Comb jellies image caption = Ctenophorae from Ernst Haeckel s Kunstformen der Natur , 1904 domain = Eukaryota regnum = Animalia phylum = Ctenophora phylum authority = Eschscholtz, 1829 subdivision ranks = Classes subdivision =… …   Wikipedia

  • ctenophore — /ten euh fawr , fohr , tee neuh /, n. any gelatinous marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora; a comb jelly. [1880 85; < NL ctenophorus. See CTENO , PHORE] * * * or comb jelly Any of nearly 90 species (phylum Ctenophora) of usually colourless …   Universalium

  • cténophore — ● cténaire ou cténophore nom masculin Animal diploblastique marin, pélagique, transparent, à symétrie bilatérale et souvent dorsiventrale, se déplaçant par le mouvement de rangées méridiennes de palettes ciliées et capturant ses proies à l aide… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • ctenophore — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek kten , kteis + pherein to carry more at bear Date: circa 1882 any of a phylum (Ctenophora) of marine animals superficially resembling jellyfishes but having biradial symmetry and swimming by means of eight… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Ctenophore — …   Википедия

  • ctenophore — noun Any of various marine animals of the phylum Ctenophora, having lucent, mucilaginous bodies bearing eight rows of comblike cilia used for swimming. Syn: comb jelly …   Wiktionary

  • ctenophore — [ ti:nəfɔ:, tɛ ] noun Zoology an aquatic invertebrate of the small phylum Ctenophora, which comprises the comb jellies. Origin from mod. L. Ctenophora, from Gk kteis, kten comb + pherein to bear …   English new terms dictionary

  • ctenophore — cteno·phore …   English syllables

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