Definition of ctenophore
: any of a phylum (Ctenophora) of marine animals superficially resembling jellyfishes but having biradial symmetry and swimming by means of eight bands of transverse ciliated plates —called also comb jelly
Origin of ctenophore
ultimately from Greek kten-, kteis + pherein to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: circa 1882
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