plural noun
Nem·​a·​toph·​o·​ra | \ ˌneməˈtäfərə \

Definition of Nematophora

in former classifications
: a phylum or other division of invertebrates comprising the true nematocyst-bearing coelenterates as distinguished from the Ctenophores

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History and Etymology for Nematophora

New Latin, from nemat- + -phora

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“Nematophora.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 27 January 2020.

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