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ctenophore

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noun cteno·phore \ˈte-nə-ˌfȯr, ˈtē-\

Definition of ctenophore

  1. :  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 play \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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