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from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A comb-jelly; a ctenophoran or comb-bearer: so called from the alternate contraction and expansion, as if breathing. See cuts under Saccatæ.


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  • Slightly different from the sponges are the so-called Holothurias and the sea-lungs, as also sundry other sea-animals that resemble them.

    On the Parts of Animals


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