Definition of Cnidaria in English:

Cnidaria

Syllabification: Cni·dar·i·a
Pronunciation: /nīdˈe(ə)rēə
 
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Zoology
A phylum of aquatic invertebrate animals that comprises the coelenterates.
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  • By this usage, the basal metazoans comprise just four phyla (Placozoa, Porifera, Cnidaria, and Ctenophora) and the large clade Bilateria.
  • Four phyla (Placozoa, Porifera, Cnidaria, and Ctenophora) are typically thought to have an ancient origin within Metazoa.
  • Despite these attempts, relationships among Bilateria, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Placozoa, and Porifera remain obscure.

Origin

modern Latin (plural), from Greek knidē 'nettle'.

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