[ si-len-tuh-rey-tuh ]
/ sɪˌlɛn təˈreɪ tə /


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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Medicine definitions for coelenterata

[ sĭ-lĕn′tə-rātə ]


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