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comb jelly

[kohm] /koʊm/
noun
1.
any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, comprising various nearly transparent creatures having rounded, oval, or band-shaped bodies propelled by eight iridescent appendages composed of cilia arranged like teeth on a comb.
Also called ctenophore.
Origin of comb jelly
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
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British Dictionary definitions for comb jelly

comb jelly

noun
1.
another name for a ctenophore
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comb jelly in Science
comb jelly
  (kōm)   
See ctenophore.
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