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ctenophoran

[ti-nof-er-uh n]
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noun
  1. ctenophore.
adjective
  1. Also cten·o·phor·ic [ten-uh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌtɛn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/, cte·noph·o·rous [ti-nof-er-uh s] /tɪˈnɒf ər əs/. belonging or pertaining to the Ctenophora.

Origin of ctenophoran

First recorded in 1875–80; Ctenophor(a) + -an
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Examples from the Web for ctenophoran

Historical Examples

  • Coeloplana is of similar form and habit, with two Ctenophoran tentacles: it has no costae, but is uniformly ciliated.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 7

    Various

  • Ctenoplana is obviously a Ctenophoran flattened and of a creeping habit.