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coelenterate

División en sílabas: coe·len·ter·ate
Pronunciación: /siˈlentəˌrāt, -rət
 
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Definición de coelenterate en inglés:

sustantivo

Zoology
An aquatic invertebrate animal of a phylum that includes jellyfishes, corals, and sea anemones. They are distinguished by having a tube- or cup-shaped body and a single opening ringed with tentacles. Also called cnidarian.
Example sentences
  • Over 200 species of micro-organisms, fish, crustaceans, polychaetes, echinoderms, coelenterates, and molluscs have been identified in the vent areas.
  • Some Late Precambrian Ediacaran fossils bear strong resemblances to colonial coelenterates called sea pens.
  • Seabather's eruption occurs when a person is exposed to the larvae of certain coelenterates.

Origen

late 19th century: from modern Latin Coelenterata, from Greek koilos 'hollow' + enteron 'intestine'.

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