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Ctenophora Line breaks: Cten|ophora
Pronunciation: /tiːˈnɒfərə/

Definition of Ctenophora in English:

plural noun

A small phylum of aquatic invertebrates that comprises the comb jellies.
Example sentences
  • In this study, the spectral reflectances of 29 mesopelagic and 37 deep-sea benthic species from seven phyla (Chaetognatha, Chordata, Cnidaria, Crustacea, Ctenophora, Echinodermata, Mollusca) were measured.
  • They are found in many animal taxa including Ctenophora, Echiura, Sipuncula, Annelida Mollusca among others.
  • Despite these attempts, relationships among Bilateria, Cnidaria, Ctenophora, Placozoa, and Porifera remain obscure.


Modern Latin (plural), from Greek kteis, kten- 'comb' + pherein 'to bear'.

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