coelenterate


coelenterate
Animal of the Phylum Cnidaria. Mostly marine, diploblastic and with radial symmetry. Sea anemones and Hydra are well known examples.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Coelenterate — C[oe]*len ter*ate, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Belonging to the C[oe]lentera. n. One of the C[oe]lentera. [1913 Webster] || …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • coelenterate — ► NOUN Zoology ▪ a member of a large group of aquatic invertebrate animals (phylum Cnidaria), including jellyfish, corals, and sea anemones, which typically have a tube or cup shaped body with a single opening ringed with tentacles. ORIGIN from… …   English terms dictionary

  • coelenterate — [si len′tər it, si len′ tərāt΄] n. [< ModL Coelenterata < coelenteron: see COELENTERON] CNIDARIAN …   English World dictionary

  • coelenterate — Common name for members of the Coelenterata. * * * coe·len·ter·ate si lent ə .rāt, rət n any invertebrate animal of the phylum Cnidaria called also cnidarian coelenterate adj * * * coe·len·ter·ate (se lenґtər āt) cnidarian …   Medical dictionary

  • coelenterate — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek koilos + enteron intestine more at inter Date: 1872 any of a phylum (Cnidaria syn. Coelenterata) of radially symmetrical invertebrate animals including the corals, sea anemones, jellyfishes, and hydroids… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • coelenterate — n. [Gr. koilos, hollow; enteron, intestine] 1. A group of diploblastic, mostly marine animals with a single internal cavity with an oral opening. 2. Cnidaria (=Coelenterata). 3. A phylum containing two subphyla, Cnidaria and Ctenophora in some… …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • coelenterate — /si len teuh rayt , teuhr it/, n. 1. any invertebrate animal of the phylum Coelenterata, including the hydras, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals, characterized by a single internal cavity serving for digestion, excretion, and other functions… …   Universalium

  • coelenterate — noun Any simple aquatic animal bearing tentacles with nematocysts. Examples include jellyfish, coral, and anemones. Syn: cnidarian …   Wiktionary

  • coelenterate — n. (Zoology) member of the phylum Coelenterata (class of aquatic invertebrates which includes jellyfishes, sea anemones, corals, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • coelenterate — [si: lɛnt(ə)rət, reɪt] noun Zoology an aquatic invertebrate animal, typically having a tube or cup shaped body with a single opening ringed with tentacles, belonging to a phylum (Cnidaria, formerly Coelenterata) that includes jellyfishes, corals …   English new terms dictionary


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