n. [Gr. koilos, hollow; enteron, intestine]1. A group of diploblastic, mostly marine animals with a single internal cavity with an oral opening.2. Cnidaria (=Coelenterata).
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Coelenterate — C[oe]*len ter*ate, a. (Zo[ o]l.) Belonging to the C[oe]lentera. n. One of the C[oe]lentera. [1913 Webster] || … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
coelenterate — ► NOUN Zoology ▪ a member of a large group of aquatic invertebrate animals (phylum Cnidaria), including jellyfish, corals, and sea anemones, which typically have a tube or cup shaped body with a single opening ringed with tentacles. ORIGIN from… … English terms dictionary
coelenterate — [si len′tər it, si len′ tərāt΄] n. [< ModL Coelenterata < coelenteron: see COELENTERON] CNIDARIAN … English World dictionary
coelenterate — Common name for members of the Coelenterata. * * * coe·len·ter·ate si lent ə .rāt, rət n any invertebrate animal of the phylum Cnidaria called also cnidarian coelenterate adj * * * coe·len·ter·ate (se lenґtər āt) cnidarian … Medical dictionary
coelenterate — noun Etymology: ultimately from Greek koilos + enteron intestine more at inter Date: 1872 any of a phylum (Cnidaria syn. Coelenterata) of radially symmetrical invertebrate animals including the corals, sea anemones, jellyfishes, and hydroids… … New Collegiate Dictionary
coelenterate — Animal of the Phylum Cnidaria. Mostly marine, diploblastic and with radial symmetry. Sea anemones and Hydra are well known examples … Dictionary of molecular biology
coelenterate — /si len teuh rayt , teuhr it/, n. 1. any invertebrate animal of the phylum Coelenterata, including the hydras, jellyfishes, sea anemones, and corals, characterized by a single internal cavity serving for digestion, excretion, and other functions… … Universalium
coelenterate — noun Any simple aquatic animal bearing tentacles with nematocysts. Examples include jellyfish, coral, and anemones. Syn: cnidarian … Wiktionary
coelenterate — n. (Zoology) member of the phylum Coelenterata (class of aquatic invertebrates which includes jellyfishes, sea anemones, corals, etc.) … English contemporary dictionary
coelenterate — [si: lɛnt(ə)rət, reɪt] noun Zoology an aquatic invertebrate animal, typically having a tube or cup shaped body with a single opening ringed with tentacles, belonging to a phylum (Cnidaria, formerly Coelenterata) that includes jellyfishes, corals … English new terms dictionary