Definition of Cestum veneris

1. Noun. Ctenophore having a ribbon-shaped iridescent gelatinous body.

Exact synonyms: Venus's Girdle
Generic synonyms: Comb Jelly, Ctenophore
Group relationships: Cestum, Genus Cestum



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cestum Veneris

Cesar Franck
Cesar Ritz
Cesare Borgia
Cesarian
Cestan-Chenais syndrome
Cestida
Cestidae
Cestodaria
Cestoidea
Cestrian
Cestrians
Cestrum
Cestrum diurnum
Cestrum nocturnum
Cestum
Cestum veneris
Cet mac Mágach
Ceterach
Ceterach officinarum
Cethern mac Fintain
Cethleen
Ceto
Cetonia
Cetonia aurata
Cetoniidae
Cetorhinidae
Cetorhinus
Cetorhinus maximus
Cetraria islandica
Cetti's warbler

Literary usage of Cestum veneris

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1. Zoology: An Elementary Text-book by Arthur Everett Shipley, Ernest William MacBride (1904)
"... instance the cestum veneris, or Venus's girdle, a beautiful transparent ... but very strongly marked in cestum veneris. Phylum COELENTERATA. ..."

2. Text-book of Zoology for Junior Students by Henry Alleyne Nicholson (1888)
"Ctenophora, cestum veneris, reduced in size. The only other form of the Ctenophora which deserves mention is the "Venus's girdle" ..."

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