Coelenterata

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

noun

the phylum comprising the coelenterates.

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Origin of Coelenterata

From New Latin, dating back to 1870–75; see origin at coelenteron, -ata1
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Medical definitions for coelenterata

Coelenterata
[ sĭ-lĕn′tə-rātə ]

n.

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