Definition of Ctenophora

1. Noun. Comb jellies; sea acorns; a small phylum formerly considered a class of Coelenterata.




Definition of Ctenophora

1. n. pl. A class of Cœlenterata, commonly ellipsoidal in shape, swimming by means of eight longitudinal rows of paddles. The separate paddles somewhat resemble combs.

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ctenophora

Cryptotis parva
Crystal
Crèvecœur-le-Grand
Crèvecœur-le-Petit
Cs
Csillag
Csillag's disease
Csk-like protein-tyrosine kinase
Ct.
Ct. of App.
Ctenizidae
Ctenocephalides
Ctenocephalides canis
Ctenocephalides felis
Ctenocephalus
Ctenophora
Ctesiphon
Cthulhic
Cthulhu
Ctrl
Cu
Cuauhtémoc
Cub
Cub Scout
Cub Scouts
Cuba
Cuban
Cuban Revolution
Cuban bast
Cuban bread

Literary usage of Ctenophora

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1. A Treatise on Zoology by Edwin Ray Lankester (1900)
"UNDER the name ctenophora is comprised a small assemblage of organisms, ... The majority of authors classify the ctenophora as an aberrant group of the ..."

2. Journal of Morphology by Wistar Institute of Anatomy and Biology (1908)
"The larva of ctenophora angustipennis is peculiarly interesting, and as the main anatomical features can readily be worked out, it offers a most suitable ..."

3. An Introduction to the Study of Fossils (plants and Animals) by Hervey Woodburn Shimer (1914)
"CLASS D, ctenophora (COMB-JELLIES) Pelagic individuals with no sessile or ... ctenophora > Greek kleis, a. comb, + phoros, bearing, from the fusion of the ..."

4. A Treatise on Comparative Embryology by Francis Maitland Balfour (1885)
"ctenophora. The ovum of the ctenophora is formed of an outer granular protoplasmic layer and an inner spongy mass with fatty spherules. ..."

5. Zoology: Being a Systematic Account of the General Structure, Habits by William Benjamin Carpenter, William Sweetland Dallas (1867)
"... without the intervention of any polypoid form. ORDER III.—ctenophora. 1191. Of the Order ctenophora we have an interesting example iu the little ..."

6. A Text-book of Invertebrate Morphology by James Playfair McMurrich (1896)
"THE ctenophora. THE group of forms known as the ctenophora, to which the systematic value of a class may be given, present no little general resemblance to ..."

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