- the phylum comprising the comb jellies.
Origin of Ctenophora
< New Latin, neuter plural of ctenophorus ctenophore
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They are exceedingly voracious, feeding chiefly on other Ctenophora, and often swallowing animals as large as themselves.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide
Augusta Foote Arnold
Ctenophora, body cylindrical, moving by means of many parallel rims of cilia set in longitudinal lines on the surface.The Ocean World:
The Ctenophora developed later out of a branch of the latter.The History of Creation, Vol. II (of 2)
The ovum of the Ctenophora is formed of an outer granular protoplasmic layer and an inner spongy mass with fatty spherules.
It is characteristic both of the Octocoralla and Hexacoralla, but is not found in the Ctenophora.