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comb jelly

[ kohm ]
/ koʊm /
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noun
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.
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Also called ctenophore.

Origin of comb jelly

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for comb jelly

comb jelly

noun
another name for a ctenophore
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Scientific definitions for comb jelly

comb jelly
[ kōm ]

See ctenophore.
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