Origin of cteno-
Words nearby cteno-
WORDS THAT USE CTENO-
What does cteno- mean?
Examples of cteno-
Ctenophore is a kind of marine invertebrate also known as a “comb jelly.” They resemble a kind of jellyfish.
Cteno- means “comb,” as we know. The second part of the word, -phore, is a combining form meaning “bearer” or “thing that carries something.” Ctenophore, then, literally translates to “comb-bearer.” The “comb” here refers to the organism’s cilia, or hairlike structures, that the ctenophore uses to swim.
Ctenophore was formed in New Latin using the equivalent forms of cteno- and -phore in the language.
What are some words that use or are related to the combining form cteno-?
The following words use the equivalent forms of cteno- in New Latin or Greek.
What are some other forms that cteno- may be commonly confused with?