Coelenterate Definition

sĭ-lĕntə-rāt, -tər-ĭt
noun
A marine invertebrate belonging to the now obsolete phylum Coelenterata, which included the cnidarians and sometimes also the ctenophores.
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Webster's New World

Any simple aquatic animal bearing tentacles with nematocysts. Examples include jellyfish, coral, and anemones.

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Synonyms:
cnidarian

Other Word Forms of Coelenterate

Noun

Singular:
coelenterate
Plural:
coelenterates

Origin of Coelenterate

  • From New Latin Coelenterāta phylum name Greek koilos hollow –coel enteron

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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