ctenophoran
noun or adjective see ctenophore

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ctenophoran — [tə näf′ō rən, tə näf′əran] adj. of a ctenophore n. CTENOPHORE …   English World dictionary

  • ctenophoran — /ti nof euhr euhn/, n. 1. ctenophore. adj. 2. Also, ctenophoric /ten euh fawr ik, for /, ctenophorous /ti nof euhr euhs/. belonging or pertaining to the Ctenophora. [1875 80; CTENOPHOR(A) + AN] * * * …   Universalium

  • ctenophoran — cte·noph·o·ran …   English syllables

  • ctenophoran — cte•noph•o•ran [[t]tɪˈnɒf ər ən[/t]] n. 1) ivt ctenophore 2) ivt of or pertaining to a ctenophore • Etymology: 1875–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • ctenophoran — noun or adjective see ctenophora * * * /ti nof euhr euhn/, n. 1. ctenophore. adj. 2. Also, ctenophoric /ten euh fawr ik, for /, ctenophorous /ti nof euhr euhs/. belonging or pertaining to the Ctenophora. [1875 80; CTENOPHOR(A) + AN] …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — 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

  • Bomakellia — Taxobox fossil range=fossil range|555 regnum= incertae sedis phylum=Rangeomorpha (?) genus= Bomakellia species= Bomakellia kelleri image caption= Bomakellia kelleri , reconstructed here as a proto arthropod in yellow and green. species authority …   Wikipedia

  • ctenophore — /ˈtɛnəfɔ/ (say tenuhfaw), /ˈti / (say tee ) noun a member of the Ctenophora, a phylum of marine swimming invertebrates with rounded, oval or band shaped gelatinous bodies and eight meridional rows of ciliated plates; comb jelly. –ctenophoran,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • sea lung — noun A ctenophoran • • • Main Entry: ↑sea …   Useful english dictionary

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