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Coelenterata

[si-len-tuh-rey-tuh]
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noun
  1. the phylum comprising the coelenterates.
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Compare Cnidaria.

Origin of Coelenterata

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at coelenteron, -ata1
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Historical Examples

  • This is characteristic of what are now called the Coelenterata.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 14, Slice 1

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coelenterata in Medicine

Coelenterata

(sĭ-lĕn′tə-rātə)
n.
  1. A phylum of invertebrate animals including the jellyfishes, hydras, sea anemones, and corals.
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