coelenterate

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

Definition of coelenterate

  1. :  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-


First Known Use: 1872


Medical Dictionary

coelenterate

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

Medical Definition of coelenterate

  1. :  any invertebrate animal of the phylum Cnidaria—called also cnidarian

coelenterate

adjective

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