Ctenoplana

noun

Cteno·​pla·​na
ˌtenəˈplānə
: a genus of ctenophores consisting of a single species of small degenerate bottom-dwelling forms lacking ciliated swimming plates that are widely distributed in the Indian and Pacific oceans

Word History

Etymology

New Latin, from cten- + Latin plana, feminine of planus flat, level

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“Ctenoplana.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ctenoplana. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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