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. 2004.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • comb rows — (CTENOPHORA) Eight radially arranged bands of cilia that are partly fused in transverse rows; swimming plates; costa; comb ribs; ctenes; paddle plate …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • Vehicle registration plates of Connecticut — The U.S. state of Connecticut began requiring its residents to display license plates on their motor vehicles in 1905. Since then, Connecticut has used a variety of license plate designs, and has issued different designs for passenger, non… …   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

  • 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

  • Ctenophora — For the genus of crane flies, see Ctenophora (genus). Comb jellies Temporal range: Cambrian – Recent …   Wikipedia

  • cten|o|phore — «TEHN uh fr, fohr; TEE nuh », noun. 1. any one of a phylum of marine invertebrate animals resembling jellyfishes, having biradial symmetry, and swimming by means of eight rows of meridional ciliated plates; comb jelly: »There were the ctenophores …   Useful english dictionary

  • Nuda — Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Archaeocydippida hunsrueckiana — Taxobox name = Archaeocydippida hunsrueckiana status = Fossil regnum = Animalia phylum = Ctenophora classis = Tentaculata ordo = Cydippida binomial = Archaeocydippida hunsrueckiana binomial authority = (Stanley, Stürner, 1987) Archaeocydippida… …   Wikipedia

  • Ctenophora — Phylum of biradially symmetrical triploblastic coelomates. Lack nematocysts and cilia though have comb plates (costae) arranged in eight rows. The comb jelly or sea gooseberry is the best known example …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • animal — animalic /an euh mal ik/, animalian /an euh may lee euhn, mayl yeuhn/, adj. /an euh meuhl/, n. 1. any member of the kingdom Animalia, comprising multicellular organisms that have a well defined shape and usually limited growth, can move… …   Universalium

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”