ctenophore

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noun cteno·phore \ ˈte-nə-ˌfȯr , ˈtē- \

Definition of ctenophore

:any of a phylum (Ctenophora) of marine animals superficially resembling jellyfishes but having biradial symmetry and swimming by means of eight bands of transverse ciliated plates called also comb jelly

ctenophoran

play \tə-ˈnä-fə-rən\ noun or adjective

Origin and Etymology of ctenophore

ultimately from Greek kten-, kteis + pherein to carry — more at bear


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