coelenterate

noun coe·len·ter·ate \ si-ˈlen-tə-ˌrāt , -rət \

Definition of coelenterate

: any of a phylum (Cnidaria synonym Coelenterata) of radially symmetrical invertebrate animals including the corals, sea anemones, jellyfishes, and hydroids called also cnidarian

Origin and Etymology of coelenterate

ultimately from Greek koilos + enteron intestine — more at inter-


Medical Dictionary

coelenterate

noun coe·len·ter·ate \ si-ˈlent-ə-ˌrāt, -rət \

medical Definition of coelenterate

: any invertebrate animal of the phylum Cnidaria called also cnidarian

coelenterate

adjective

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