the phylum comprising the coelenterates.

Compare Cnidaria.

Origin of Coelenterata

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at coelenteron, -ata1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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A phylum of invertebrate animals including the jellyfishes, hydras, sea anemones, and corals.
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