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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. comb jellies; sea acorns; a small phylum formerly considered a class of Coelenterata;
[syn: Ctenophora, phylum Ctenophora]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Molluscoidea, including Brachiopoda and Bryozoa. Mollusca, including Cephalopoda, Gastropoda, Pteropoda, Scaphopoda, Lamellibranchiata or Acephala. Echinodermata, including Holothurioidea, Echinoidea, Asterioidea, Ophiuroidea, and Crinoidea. C[oe]lenterata, including Anthozoa or Polyps, Ctenophora, and Hydrozoa or Acalephs. Spongiozoa or Porifera, including the sponges. Protozoa, including Infusoria and Rhizopoda. For definitions, see these names in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster] Animalcular
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Ctenophora \Cte*noph"o*ra\ (t?-n?f"?-r?), n. pl. [NL., from Gr. ???, ???, comb + ???? to carry.] (Zool.) A phylum of invertebrates, commonly ellipsoidal in shape, swimming by means of eight longitudinal rows of paddles. They are commonly called the comb jellies, because the separate paddles somewhat resemble combs. This phylum was formerly classified as a subdivision (class) within the C[oe]lenterata. [1913 Webster +PJC]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Ctenophora n 1: comb jellies; sea acorns; a small phylum formerly considered a class of Coelenterata [syn: Ctenophora, phylum Ctenophora]