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- proper n. A taxonomic phylum within the superphylum Radiata — the sea walnuts or comb jellies.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n.pl. A phylum of invertebrates, commonly ellipsoidal in shape, swimming by means of eight longitudinal rows of paddles. They are commonly called the comb jellies, because the separate paddles somewhat resemble combs. This phylum was formerly classified as a subdivision (class) within the Cœlenterata.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of crane-flies, of the family Tipulidæ, characterized by the lateral processes of the antennal joints of the male, whence the name. There are 9 European and 7 North American species. The larvæ live in dead wood. The genus was founded by Meigen in 1803.
- n. A genus of spiders, of the family Theridiidæ, based by Blackwall in 1870 upon a Sicilian species, C. monticola.
- A class of Cœlenterata; formerly, an order of acalephs.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. comb jellies; sea acorns; a small phylum formerly considered a class of Coelenterata
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