- any marine invertebrate of the phylum Ctenophora, comprising various nearly transparent creatures having rounded, oval, or band-shaped bodies propelled by eight iridescent appendages composed of cilia arranged like teeth on a comb.
Origin of comb jelly
First recorded in 1885–90
Also called ctenophore.
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- another name for a ctenophore
- See ctenophore.
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