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ctenophoran

[ti-nof-er-uh n] /tɪˈnɒf ər ən/
noun
adjective
2.
Also, ctenophoric
[ten-uh-fawr-ik, -for-] /ˌtɛn əˈfɔr ɪk, -ˈfɒr-/ (Show IPA),
ctenophorous
[ti-nof-er-uh s] /tɪˈnɒf ər əs/ (Show IPA)
. belonging or pertaining to the Ctenophora.
Origin of ctenophoran
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80; Ctenophor(a) + -an
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