plural noun Plat·yc·te·nea

Definition of Platyctenea

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


\-nēən\ adjective or noun

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Origin and Etymology of platyctenea

New Latin, from platy- + Greek kten-, kteis comb — more at pectinate

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to cast off or become cast off

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