Ctenophora definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic phylum in the superphylum Radiata — the sea walnuts or brush jellies.
  • noun-plural:
    • A phylum of invertebrates, commonly ellipsoidal in form, swimming in the form of eight longitudinal rows of paddles. They've been generally known as the comb jellies, because split paddles somewhat resemble combs. This phylum was previously categorized as a subdivision (course) inside the Cœlenterata.
  • noun:
    • A genus of crane-flies, of the family Tipulidæ, described as the horizontal processes regarding the antennal bones of male, whence the name. You can find 9 European and 7 North American types. The larvæ are now living in lifeless timber. The genus ended up being created by Meigen in 1803.
    • A genus of spiders, of household Theridiidæ, based by Blackwall in 1870 upon a Sicilian species, C. monticola.
    • comb jellies; ocean acorns; a little phylum formerly considered a course of Coelenterata
  • others:
    • A class of Cœlenterata; formerly, an order of acalephs.

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