plural noun

: an order of ctenophores (class Tentaculata) in which the body is much flattened giving distinct dorsal and ventral surfaces compare ctenoplana
adjective or noun

Word History


New Latin, from platy- + Greek kten-, kteis comb

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“Platyctenea.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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