noun coe·len·ter·ate \si-ˈlen-tə-ˌrāt, -rət\

Definition of COELENTERATE

:  any of a phylum (Cnidaria syn. Coelenterata) of radially symmetrical invertebrate animals including the corals, sea anemones, jellyfishes, and hydroids —called also cnidarian


ultimately from Greek koilos + enteron intestine — more at inter-
First Known Use: 1872


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Medical Dictionary


noun coe·len·ter·ate \si-ˈlent-ə-ˌrāt, -rət\

Medical Definition of COELENTERATE

:  any invertebrate animal of the phylum Cnidaria—called also cnidarian
coelenterate adjective


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