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ctenophore

noun cteno·phore \ˈte-nə-ˌfr, ˈtē-\

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
cte·noph·o·ran \tə-ˈnä-fə-rən\ noun or adjective

Origin of CTENOPHORE

ultimately from Greek kten-, kteis + pherein to carry — more at bear
First Known Use: circa 1882

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