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coelenterate

 [se-len´ter-āt]
1. pertaining or belonging to the phylum cnidaria (Coelenterata).
2. an individual member of the phylum Cnidaria.
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coe·len·ter·ate

(sē-len'ter-at),
Common name for members of the Coelenterata.
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coe·len·ter·ate

(sē-len'tĕr-āt)
Common name for members of the Coelenterata.
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coelenterate

any invertebrate of the phylum Coelenterata, including the hydroids (Hydrozoa), jellyfish (Scyphozoa), sea anemones and corals (Actinozoa). In some classifications the sea gooseberries (Ctenophora) are included as a separate subphylum. Coelenterates are aquatic; they have a DIPLOBLASTIC body wall and exist in two basic forms, the HYDROID and the MEDUSA. see CNIDARIA.
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