Hydroctena

noun
Hy·​droc·​te·​na | \ hīˈdräktənə \

Definition of Hydroctena

: a genus of trachyline medusae resembling ctenophores

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History and Etymology for Hydroctena

New Latin, from hydr- + -ctena (from Greek kten-, kteis comb)

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“Hydroctena.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hydroctena. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

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