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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See ctenophore.

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  • n. A jelly-like marine animal of the phylum Ctenophora; a ctenophore.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. biradially symmetrical hermaphroditic solitary marine animals resembling jellyfishes having for locomotion eight rows of cilia arranged like teeth in a comb

Etymologies

From their prominent bands of cilia, and their jellylike texture and resemblance to jellyfish. (Wiktionary)

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