Definition of Cestum veneris
1. Noun. Ctenophore having a ribbon-shaped iridescent gelatinous body.
Generic synonyms: Comb Jelly, Ctenophore
Group relationships: Cestum, Genus Cestum
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cestum Veneris
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" ..."