Definition of Cnidarian

1. Noun. Radially symmetrical animals having saclike bodies with only one opening and tentacles with stinging structures; they occur in polyp and medusa forms.

Exact synonyms: Coelenterate
Terms within: Coelenteron
Generic synonyms: Invertebrate
Group relationships: Cnidaria, Coelenterata, Phylum Cnidaria, Phylum Coelenterata
Specialized synonyms: Polyp, Medusa, Medusan, Medusoid, Jellyfish, Scyphozoan, Hydroid, Hydrozoan, Actinozoan, Anthozoan



Definition of Cnidarian

1. Noun. any of various invertebrate animals, such as jellyfish, hydras, sea anemones, corals and formerly sponges and ctenophores that belong to the phylum ''Cnidaria''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cnidarian

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Literary usage of Cnidarian

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1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"May it come within the category of 'warning* coloration, due to the offensive cnidarian armor borne by most of the members of this phylum? ..."

2. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"... however, cnidarian characteristics are yet discernible, as already pointed out) and the occurrence of a complicated reproductive apparatus that render a ..."

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