comb rows
(CTENOPHORA)
Eight radially arranged bands of cilia that are partly fused in transverse rows; swimming plates; costa; comb-ribs; ctenes; paddle plate.

Online Dictionary of Invertebrate Zoology. . 2005.

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  • comb-rib — see comb rows …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

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  • comb jelly — comb′ jel ly [[t]koʊm[/t]] n. ivt any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, having an oval, transparent body with eight rows of comblike ciliated bands used for swimming Also called ctenophore • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • comb pottery — also called  combware        main pottery type of the Korean Neolithic Period (c. 3000–700 BC). Derived from a Siberian Neolithic prototype, the pottery is made of sandy clay, and its colour is predominantly brown. The vessel form found in early… …   Universalium

  • comb jelly — noun biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb • Syn: ↑ctenophore • Hypernyms: ↑invertebrate • Hyponyms: ↑beroe, ↑platyctenean,… …   Useful english dictionary

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  • comb plates — Large flat organelles formed by the fusion of many cilia. Vertical rows of comb plates form the motile appendages of Ctenophores …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • comb jelly — noun a marine animal with a jellyfish like body bearing rows of fused cilia for propulsion. [Phylum Ctenophora.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • pea comb — noun : a comb of a gallinaceous bird (as a Brahma fowl) consisting of three low weakly serrated and usually partly fused crests side by side of which the middle one is the highest see comb illustration * * * pea comb, a type of comb on certain… …   Useful english dictionary

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